President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given his consent to the 1999 Constitutional Amendment Bill aimed at establishing a consistent retirement age for judicial officers across Nigeria.
In a brief announcement on Thursday, Abiodun Oladunjoye, the President’s Director of Information, confirmed that Tinubu has signed into law the “Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) (No. 37), 2023,” which was presented by the outgoing 9th National Assembly.
By enacting the Constitutional Amendment Bill, the retirement age and pension rights of judicial officers have been standardized, along with other associated matters.
During the signing of the amendment bill, Tinubu expressed his administration’s commitment to fortifying the judiciary, upholding the rule of law, and empowering judicial officers to carry out their responsibilities effectively.
With the presidential endorsement of the amendment bill, the retirement age for High Court judges has been raised from 65 to 70 years.