Friday, March 31, 2023

Ex-CJN Tanko Yet To Get Entitlements Nine Months After Leaving Office

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The erstwhile Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad was yet to get his entitlements, nine months after retirement from service.

The situation, DAILY POST learnt has raised concerns as the Tanko who resigned on June 22, 2022, as the 16th Chief Justice of the apex court on health ground was expected to be paid the sum of N2.5 billion severance package by the Federal Government.

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As part of the severance packages for retired chief justices, the National Judicial Council, NJC, approved a gratuity of 300% of their N3.38 million annual basic salary. This was about 300% increase compared to what was paid to the previous CJNs after leaving office.

The severance package of N2.5 billion is to be paid in addition to the construction of a mansion in Abuja or any city of their choice with a lump sum for furnishing.

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Findings showed that the NJC approved the reviewed packages in 2019 of which Tanko’s predecessor, Justice Walter Onnoghen was the first beneficiary in 2019 when he retired from service.

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