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Tinubu signs 1st bill into law unifying retirement age, pension rights of judicial officers

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In his second week in office, President Bola Tinubu has assented to his first piece of legislation as he signed a constitutional amendment bill, which brings uniformity to the retirement age and pension rights of judicial officers.

“With the signing of the Constitutional amendment Bill, retirement age and pension rights of judicial officers have been effectively brought into uniformity and other related matters”, a statement by the State House Director of Information, Mr. Abiodun Oladunjoye read on Thursday.

“In exercising the powers vested in him under the 1999 Constitution as amended, President Bola Tinubu on Thursday at the State House assented to a fresh amendment of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“President Tinubu signed into law the ‘Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) (No.37), 2023’ presented by the outgoing 9th National Assembly”, the statement read.

While signing the amendment Bill into law, President Tinubu pledged his administration’s dedication to strengthening the judiciary, ensuring the rule of law, and empowering judicial officers to execute their responsibilities effectively.

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