The National Judicial Council (NJC) is the body responsible for the appointment, promotion, and discipline of judicial officers in Nigeria.
The NJC is composed of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the President of the Court of Appeal, the Attorney-General of the Federation, and other judicial officers.
The salary structure of the NJC is determined by the Consolidated Judicial Salary Structure (CONJUSS).
The CONJUSS is a set of guidelines that outlines the salaries and allowances of judicial officers in Nigeria.
The entry-level salary for judicial officers in Nigeria is N2,023,178.40 per annum. This is the salary for a Magistrate Grade III.
The salary for other levels of judicial officers in Nigeria is as follows:
Magistrate Grade II: N2,210,082.00 per annum
Magistrate Grade I: N2,415,228.40 per annum
Chief Magistrate: N2,644,037.20 per annum
Judge of the High Court: N3,041,460.00 per annum
Justice of the Court of Appeal: N3,449,554.40 per annum
Justice of the Supreme Court: N3,857,648.80 per annum
What is the difference between the CONJUSS and the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPASS)?
The CONJUSS is a set of guidelines that outlines the salaries and allowances of judicial officers in Nigeria, while the CONPASS is a set of guidelines that outlines the salaries and allowances of public servants in Nigeria. The CONJUSS is generally higher than the CONPASS.
How often is the CONJUSS reviewed?
The CONJUSS is reviewed every four years.
What are the factors that are considered when reviewing the CONJUSS?
The factors that are considered when reviewing the CONJUSS include the cost of living, inflation, and the salaries of judicial officers in other countries.
Who is responsible for approving the CONJUSS?
The CONJUSS is approved by the President of Nigeria.