FG Moves to Slash Salaries of Ministers, Govs& Other Political Officers

Buhari-11-1-2015

The Buhari-led Nigerian government has initiated moves to review the salaries and entitlements of political office holders in the country, The Sun reports.

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Following 50 per cent drop in revenue, inflation and the high cost of living, the Federal Government has commenced the review of the Remuneration Act which will affect what the president, vice president, governors, and others will earn.

The review will also affect the remunerations of other political officeholders including the ministers, the National Assembly members and the judiciary.

Speaking exclusively to Daily Sun at the weekend, Chairman of Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Elias Mbam, said the review is undergoing a process to determine whether it will be reviewed upward or downward.

He, however, noted that given the harsh realities on ground, the 2008 Remuneration Act must be reviewed.


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