Annual earnings of Chief Justice, other judicial officers in Nigeria

The country pays N33.47bn in annual salaries as well as regular and non-regular allowances to its judicial officers

Total number of judicial officers in the country - 934

Total earnings of the ChiefJustice, Federal/ State judicial officers – N33.47bn

Total annual salary – N3.36m

Personal assistant – 25%

Annual leave – 10%

Severance gratuity – 300%

Vehicle loan - 400%

Duty tour allowance per night within Nigeria – N50,000

Duty tour allowance per night when overseas - $2000

*Like the president, the CJN is provided with vehicle maintenance and fueling, domestic staff, entertainment, utility and newspapers.

For justices of the Supreme Court and the president of the Court of AppealN2.47m

For justice of the Court of Appeal, Chief Judge of Federal High Court, Chief Judge of the FCT, Judge of the Federal High Court, etc. – N1.99m

For judges of the Federal High Court, National Industrial Court, FCT High Court, State High Courts, FCT Sharia Court of Appeal, etc. - N1.80m

Emoluments/Allowances for other judges in Nigeria

*Percentage of total annual salaries

Personal assistant – 25%

Annual leave – 10%

Severance gratuity – 300%

Domestic staff – 75%

Newspapers – 15%

Accommodation – 200%

Outfits – 25%

Vehicle & maintenance – 75%

Furniture – 300%

Vehicle loan – 400%

Utilities – 30%

Hardship 50%

Duty tour allowance per night

Justices of the Supreme Court & President of the Court of Appeal within Nigeria – N35,000

Justices of the Supreme Court & President of the Court of Appeal when overseas - $1,300

Justices of the Court of Appeal, Chief Judge of Federal High Court, Chief Judge of the FCT within Nigeria – N30,000

Justices of the Court of Appeal, Chief Judge of Federal High Court, Chief Judge of the FCT when overseas - $1,100

Data: Economic Confidential

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