Ex-chief justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, will be getting severance retirement packages worth N2.5b


The whopping packages were stated in section 2 of the pension rights of judges act and sections 291 (2) and (3a-c) of the 1999 constitution of Nigeria


The national judicial council recommended the payment of N2.5bn to Walter Onnoghen, Muhammad’s predecessor, in 2019


The former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, will get severance packages worth 2.5bn from Federal Government.


According to The Punch, Muhammad announced his resignation on Monday, June 27, citing his health status.



However, the former CJN’s resignation came barely a week after 14 supreme court justices accused him of financial misappropriation.



President Muhammadu Buhari, on the same day, swore in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola to replace Muhammad.


According to the national judicial council, part of the packages worth 2.5 billion for retired chief justice are listed below:



A well-furnished mansion for ex-CJNs in Abuja or any city of their choice.

A gratuity of 300% of his annual basic salary of N3.36m.

A life pension.

At least four domestic staff.

Allowances for personal upkeeps such as accommodation, utilities, entertainment, medical, security, furniture, and vehicles.






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