Senator Omo-Agege Successfully Advocates for Uniform Retirement Age for Judicial Officers in Constitution Amendment Bill

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman of the Committee for the review of the 1999 Constitution, made a power move in the Senate earlier today. He pushed for the Passage of the Constitution (Fifth) Alteration Bill No. 20 (Uniform Retirement Age for Judicial Officers), 2023.

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy President of the Senate

In a bold display of leadership, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege rallied the Senate to resolve and direct the Clerk of the National Assembly to transmit the Bill to Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federation for his assent.

Senator Ahmed Lawan, President of the Senate, exchange pleasantries with other Senators

The Bill proposes a uniform retirement age for judicial officers, an issue that has been a contentious subject for some time. If passed into law, it will bring about uniformity in the retirement age for judicial officers across the country.

This is a huge win for the Nigerian judiciary, and a step towards ensuring that judicial officers are treated fairly and justly. The passage of this Bill will serve as a testament to the Nigerian government’s commitment to upholding the rule of law.

As the Bill awaits Mr. President’s assent, it is expected that the Nigerian people will continue to keep a watchful eye on developments in the Senate, and applaud any further efforts to bring about positive change in the country’s judiciary

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