Former CJN, Onnoghen to get N2.5bn retirement package as President Buhari accepts his retirement request.


President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the retirement request of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria,Walter Onnoghen.

The President’s senior special Assistant on media and publicity, Bashir Ahmad, took to his Twitter account to make the announcement on behalf of the President. In his tweet, He wrote; ‘‘President Buhari has accepted the voluntary retirement from service of Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria, effective from May 28, 2019

The president wished and thanked the CJN for his selfless service to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and also wished him “the best in his retirement life”

The CJN, Walter Onnoghen, will receive a retirement package of N2.5bn. Other benefits to his retirement includes; a house to be built in Abuja for him with a nine-digit sum for furnishings, gratuity of 300% of his annual basic salary of N3,363,972.50, pension for life and he is entitled to get a number of domestic staff and sundry allowances for personal upkeep.

The CJN was suppose to retire in 2020, but instead he voluntarily wrote a letter of resignation on April 4th, 2019.

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