by Mitchelle Uzorka
Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, has approved the upward rewiew of the salaries and welfare packages of judicial officers in the state.
He made the announcement of the new salary package at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Calabar.
The State’s High Court Judges salaries has been Increased by 100 percent, and will take effect from August 1, 2022.
Customary Court of Appeal would have their salaries increased by 100 per cent, while those of Magistrates Court would be increased by 50 per cent with Land allocations to the affected people.
Ben Ayade has also approved recruitment into the state’s judicial service, saying, “We have witnessed massive vacancy in the Ministry of Justice occasioned by retirement. To this effect, we have approved for the Chief Judge with the support of the Head of Service and the Civil Service Commission, the employment of 500 workers in the Ministry of Justice for the first phase alone.”