The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has said that judges and other judicial officers across the country will soon be getting good pay and welfare packages.
Malami made this known during an interview with newsmen at the Sokoto State High Court of Justice Complex, SURGENIG NEWS NIGERIA reports.
He said the Presidential mandate given as regards the welfare of judicial officers resulted in the setting up of the committee on the Review of Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service.
“As you all know, to sustain democracy through effective administration of Justice, Judges as the defenders of social justice and Lords of our judicial realm, as well as other judicial staff, must be adequately taken care of.
“This of course is by way of enhanced emoluments and welfare packages, to enable them dispense justice at all times without fear or favour, in an independent manner’’.
“As the Judiciary remains a strong catalyst to our modern-day democracy, great efforts towards the protection of our democratic principles become the bedrocks for sustainable democracy.
“I look forward with passion to an independent and autonomous Sokoto State Judiciary for a greater attainment of democratic principles and for the effective and efficient administration of justice in Sokoto State, and in Nigeria at large”, he said.