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Senate Intervenes In Federal Judges’ 4-month Indebtedness

Teddy Nwanunobi, Abuja
Senate, on Tuesday, resumed Plenary by intervening in the four-month salary arrears that the federal judges are being owed.

Following a motion moved by the Deputy Leader of the Senate, Senator Bala Na’Allah, the Red Chamber directed that the indebted judges be paid all their salary arrears on or before next Monday, January 23, 2017.

Na’Allah, in the motion, revealed that the judges had not received salaries or any other emoluments for the past four months.

He described the situation as “worrisome and unfortunate.”

Importance.Na’Allah, while speaking under Matters of Urgent National, added that the non-payment of the judges was unhealthy for the country.

He, therefore, urged his colleagues to intervene, and act swiftly to ensure that incidences like this do not occur, going forward.

Subsequently, two committees, Finance and Judiciary, have been mandated to investigate the claims, and ensure that the salary arrears are paid promptly.

The two committees are also expected to report back next Tuesday for further legislative action.

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