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  • Updated: June 21, 2023

114 Per Cent Salary Increase For Tinubu, Shettima, Others Approved By FG

114 Per Cent Salary Increase For Tinubu, Shettima, Others Ap

A 114 per cent salary increase in the salaries of President Bola Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima, and other politicians in the country has been approved by the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

RMAFC is responsible for determining the remuneration for political officeholders like the President, the Vice President Governors, Deputy Governors, Ministers, Commissioners, Special Advisers, Legislators and the holders of the offices.

Provision for the above is made in Sections 84 and 124 of the Constitution.

The 36 state Houses of Assembly have been urged by the commission to swiftly ensure the amendment of relevant laws to give room for upward review of remuneration packages for the aforementioned individuals.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that RMAFC Chairman, Muhammadu Shehu, represented by a federal commissioner, Rakiya Tanko-Ayuba, made the call at the presentation of reports of the reviewed remuneration package to Kebbi State Governor, Dr Nasir Idris, on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi.

According to him, the implementation of the reviewed remuneration packages became effective from January 1, 2023.

Shehu added that the decision is in accordance with the provision of paragraph 32(d) of part 1 of the Third Schedule of the 1999 constitution of the federal government (as amended).

He further disclosed that the last review was conducted in 2007 while pointing out that it led to “certain political, public and judicial office holders (salaries and allowances, etc) (Amendment) Act, 2008”.

“It empowers the revenue mobilisation, allocation and fiscal commission to determine the remuneration appropriate for political office holders, including the president, vice-president, governors, deputy governors, ministers, commissioners, special advisers, legislators and the holders of the offices mentioned in sections 84 and 124 of the constitution of the federal government.

“Sixteen years after the last review, it is imperative that the remuneration packages for the categories of the office holders mentioned in relevant sections of the 1999 constitution (as amended) should be reviewed.

“Pursuant to the above, your excellency may please recall that on Wednesday, 1st February 2023, the commission held a one-day zonal public hearing on the review of the remuneration package simultaneously in all the six (6) geo-political zones of the country.

“The aim of the exercise was to harvest inputs/ideas from a broad spectrum of stakeholders”, he stated.

“The subjective criteria reflected the various expression by stakeholders through memoranda received, opinion expressed during the zonal public hearings and responses to questionnaires administered.

“The objectives of the criteria were obtained from analysis of macro-economic variables particularly the Consumer Price Index (CPI),” he added.

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