President Bola Tinubu, has said the judiciary in the country should expect more reforms.
He said this during his first Democracy Day speech as president.
Tinubu added that court orders that truncate democracy would no longer be allowed.
“It has become imperative to state here that the unnecessary illegal orders used to truncate or abridge democracy will no longer be tolerated.
“The recent harmonisation of the retirement age for judicial officers is meant to strengthen the rule of law, which is a critical pillar of democracy. The reform has just started,” he said.
Tinubu had assented to a constitutional amendment bill bringing uniformity to the retirement age and pension rights of judicial officers last Thursday.
The presidential assent to the amendment bill means that the retirement age of High Court judges has changed from 65 to 70 years.
President Tinubu also signed into law the ‘Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) (No.37), 2023’ presented by the outgoing 9th National Assembly”.
A statement signed by the State House Director of Information, Abiodun Oladufnjoye, read, “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.
While signing the amendment bill into law, Tinubu pledged his administration’s dedication to strengthening the judiciary, ensuring the rule of law, and empowering judicial officers to execute their responsibilities effectively.