Bola Tinubu, in his capacity as President, has approved a constitutional amendment bill that establishes consistency in the retirement age and pension rights of judicial officers. This marks his first legislative act as President.
In a statement released by Abiodun Oladunjoye, the Director of Information at the State House, it was announced that the retirement age and pension rights of judicial officers have now been standardized by signing the Constitutional Amendment Bill.
The statement, ‘President Tinubu assents to constitutional amendment Bill on uniformity in retirement age of judicial officers,’ was issued on Thursday.
Exercising the powers bestowed upon him by the amended 1999 Constitution, President Bola Tinubu endorsed a new alteration of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during a ceremony held at the State House.
The bill, known as the ‘Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) (No.37), 2023,’ was presented by the outgoing 9th National Assembly.
During the signing of the amendment Bill, President Tinubu emphasized his administration’s commitment to strengthening the judiciary, upholding the rule of law, and empowering judicial officers to carry out their duties effectively.