Former Chief Justice Of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammed To Get N2.5 billion In Benefits

Date: 29-06-2022 1:32 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed, the immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria is expected to receive N2.5bn severance package from the Federal Government. On Sunday, June 26, Muhammed tendered his resignation on health grounds. Following his resignation, President Buhari swore in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, the next most senior Justice as the acting CJN on Monday, June 27.

Punch reports that as part of the package for the retired chief justice put together by the National Judicial Council, a mansion will be built for him in Abuja or any city of his choosing with a lump sum for furnishing. This is in addition to a gratuity that is 300 per cent of his annual basic salary of N3.36m as well as a pension for life.

The National Judicial Commission had in 2019 recommended the payment of N2.5bn for Muhammad’s predecessor, Walter Onnoghen. A former CJN, Alfa Belgore, was also reportedly paid about N2.8b after he retired from service.

Just like state governors, a retired Chief Justice is entitled to at least four domestic staff and sundry allowances for personal upkeep. This includes allowances for accommodation, utilities, entertainment, medical, security, furniture, and vehicles.

The former CJN is reported to also get the financial package based on the provisions of Section 291 (2) and (3a-c) of the 1999 Constitution as well as Section 2 of the Pensions Rights of Judges Act.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria who spoke on condition of anonymity said; “His entitlements are enormous. He’s entitled to a house anywhere in Abuja, domestic staff, cars, salaries and allowances for life. Judges are being overworked because, by the time they retire at 70, they are not always looking young.”

Meanwhile, the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, and Legal Matters on Tuesday, June 28, received a fresh order to probe the newly retired CJN over the allegations of corruption leveled against him by 14 Supreme Court Justices.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, mandated the Committee led by Senator Opeyemi Bamidele to probe the allegations against the CJN and the crisis presently rocking the judiciary.


Posted: at 29-06-2022 01:32 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 29-06-2022 01:56 PM (1 month ago)
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and wetin he won use the money for?  his gonna die soon any way Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 29-06-2022 01:56 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Dopybadass at 29-06-2022 01:58 PM (1 month ago)
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Na God Ogun go kill Nigeria governments,your bastards will never escape the wrath of God,so chief justice get all these allowances,can you imagine even entertainment allowances,Then what about to the youths,what happened to the graduates,what happened to others who have served the country but get no pension or gratuity,what happened to assu strike jeopardizing the future of the students, every eligible citizen of Nigeria deserve a gratuity too from the useless animal government....God punish una all fools,you all have a portion in hell
Posted: at 29-06-2022 01:58 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- fineboy77 at 29-06-2022 02:03 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: gogoman on 29-06-2022 01:56 PM
and wetin he won use the money for?  his gonna die soon any way Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Its wrong to wish death on anyone. He is a member of una cabal BTW.

Posted: at 29-06-2022 02:03 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
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- Dopybadass at 29-06-2022 02:12 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: fineboy77 on 29-06-2022 02:03 PM
Its wrong to wish death on anyone. He is a member of una cabal BTW.
I have come to have so much hatred for that country now.....Just imagine the evil and wickedness this man has all along,na him dey back Buhari up,this same man removed emeka ihedioha former governor of imo state and put hope uzodima,with all these money given to him,when alot of problems are on a giant heap in Nigeria....
Posted: at 29-06-2022 02:12 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 29-06-2022 02:31 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: fineboy77 on 29-06-2022 02:03 PM
Its wrong to wish death on anyone. He is a member of una cabal BTW.


to be candid he is an old man... sooner or later he will surely die... so he no needs that large sum of money
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- wolefafo at 30-06-2022 06:51 AM (1 month ago)
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The Poor!!!!!.......Can u see the reason for your suffering Roll Eyes
Posted: at 30-06-2022 06:51 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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