Judges’ Retirement Age Bill Enacted By Tinubu

President Tinubu on Thursday, 8th June 2023 assented to a bill to increase the retirement age of judicial officers in the country to 70 years.

A statement released by the State House Director of Information, Abiodun Oladunjoye, said the President pledged that his administration would strengthen the judiciary and empower judicial officers.

Titled ‘Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alteration Bill No. 20 (Uniform Retirement Age for Judicial Officers), 2023’, the bill became the first to be signed into law by Tinubu since he assumed office on May 29.

Although legislation already pegged the retirement age of justices of the appeal and supreme courts at 70, the law as well extended the retirement age of High Court judges from 65 to 70 years.