Tinubu, Shettima, government officials, and judges’ wages would increase, the FG confirmed

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The President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Kasim Shettima, governors, judicial officials, and other political office holders would all have their salaries reviewed upward, according to the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission, or RMAFC.

NAN reports that Alhaji Muhammadu Shehu, the chairman of RMAFC, made this announcement to Dr. Nasir Idris, the governor of Kebbi State, during the presentation of findings regarding the revised compensation package on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi.

Shehu encouraged the 36 State Houses of Assembly to expedite efforts to change pertinent laws to allow the revision of remuneration packages for political, judicial, and public authorities upward, although he did not specify the percentage salary hike.

Shehu’s declaration came amid rumors that the wages of Tinubu, Shettima, governors, judges, and other political figures had been raised by 114%.

The proposed wage review, according to the RMAFC chairman, is in accordance with the terms of Paragraph 32(d) of Part 1 of the Third Schedule of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Government (as amended), stated the Federal Commissioner, Mrs. Rakiya Tanko-Ayuba.

He explained: “It gives the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission the authority to determine the appropriate compensation 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 federal government’s Constitution.”

The “Certain Political, Public and Judicial Office Holders (Salaries and Allowances, etc.) (Amendment) Act, 2008,” according to Shehu, was the result of the most recent review of the compensation in 2007.

“The Remuneration Packages for the categories of the office holders mentioned in relevant Sections of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) should be reviewed,” he continued, sixteen years after the previous review.

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