President Tinubu Assents to Bill Unifying Retirement Age of Judicial Officers
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on June 9, 2023
President Bola Tinubu has assented to a fresh amendment to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria unifying the retirement age of judicial officers in the country.
With the signing of the constitutional amendment bill, the retirement age and pension rights of judicial officers have been effectively brought into uniformity and other related matters.
This development means High Court and Court of Appeal judges who retire at age 65 will now retire at age 70 like the Justices of the Supreme Court.
The signing of the bill into law, which was the first bill to be signed by the President since his inauguration on May 29, 2023, took place yesterday, at the State House, Abuja.
According to a statement issued by Director of Information at the State House, Abiodun Oladunjoye, the President signed the bill into law as part of powers vested in him under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
In the meantime, Governor of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, has met with President Bola Tinubu over issues he said were pertinent to the people of the state.
Briefing journalists after the meeting, Mbah, who described the meeting as heartwarming, said partnership and collaboration with the federal government is critical to actualising his administration’s agenda for Enugu State, especially in the areas of economy, infrastructure, security, and activation of dormant assets.
The governor also said the meeting equally discussed the need to release the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, noting that it is a demand by the South East.