President Bola Tinubu has signed into law the bill on uniform retirement age for judicial officers.
Tinubu signed the bill into law on Thursday.
Before now, only Appeal Court and Supreme Court Judges retire at 70 while State & Federal High Court Judges retire at 65.
Constitution Alteration Bill Number 20:
A Bill for An Act to alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to ensure uniformity in the retirement age & pension rights of judicial officers of superior courts of record…
Yes – 90
No – 3
Abstain – 0
The Bill is Passed!
A Bill for an Act to alter the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to include Judges of the National Industrial Court in the composition of Election tribunals; and for related matters.
Ayes have it