BREAKING: N3 Million Salary Per Month For Supreme Court Judge Encourages Corruption – Adeyanju

The convener of Concerned Nigerians, Mr Deji Adeyanju, said a monthly salary of N3, 000, 000 for a Supreme Court judge breeds corruption on the bench. Adeyanju who was among those called to the bar yesterday, having graduated from the Nigeria Law School, said this in a statement....READ FULL ARTICLE

Besides, he decried a situation in which judicial officers put up with poor pay, saying he would press for a change.

“A judiciary where a Supreme Court Justice earns barely N3, 000,000 per month is a judiciary vulnerable to corruption.

“I will use the instrumentality of the law to advocate that no Supreme Court justice should earn less than N15, 000,000 per month,” he added.

The activist pledged his commitment to Nigerians to use his knowledge and instrument of the law to take up human rights cases on pro bono basis and ensure that no oppressed Nigerian goes to bed unable to defend his God-given and constitutional rights because he could not afford a lawyer.

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The statement reads: “As I join the largest bar in Africa and become a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, today, my commitment to Nigerians is that I will use the knowledge and instrument of the law to advocate for the downtrodden, the oppressed and all those who are unable to speak out or defend themselves.

I will take up human rights cases on pro bono basis and ensure that no oppressed Nigerian goes to bed unable to defend his God-given and constitutional rights because he could not afford a lawyer.

“Recognising the important role of the judiciary in the life of our nation, I will advocate for an increment in the salaries of all judicial officers across board. It is indeed shameful that while governors, lawmakers and even their aides earn humongous amounts under a four year term, members of the judiciary who have dedicated their entire life to doing justice to all manner of persons earn peanuts.

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A judiciary where a Supreme Court Justice earns barely N3, 000,000 per month is a judiciary vulnerable to corruption. I will use the instrumentality of the law to advocate that no Supreme Court justice should earn less than N15, 000,000 per month.

“I will commit my time, resources and knowledge of the law to the fight against corruption. In almost all areas of our national life, corruption has become pervasive and there is no better time than now for us to confront this monster.

I will, as often as possible urge the relevant security agencies to investigate allegations of corruptions and where they fail to do so, I will seek orders of mandamus compelling them to do their jobs, as well as fiats from Attorney General of the Federation to prosecute corruption cases.

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“I will continuously seek the interpretation of knotty constitutional issues that affects the life of our nation and the wellbeing of its citizens. My fidelity to the Constitution and the Nigerian people will remain my guiding light in all I do. I commit to use my license and knowledge of the law for the benefit of all Nigerians.”

Adeyanju further said he went back to school and earn a degree in law some years earlier because of his desire to impact the human rights space in Nigeria and protect the rights of the oppressed...READ FULL ARTICLE

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