On Wednesday, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, or SERAP, vowed to file a lawsuit against President Bola Tinubu.
SERAP vowed to file a lawsuit against Tinubu over the unlawful 114 percent raise in both his and Vice President Kashim Shettima’s pay.
The group referred to the state governors’ and parliamentarians’ pay raises as scandalous.
In a tweet, SERAP stated: “BREAKING: We’re suing the Tinubu administration over its outrageous and illegal 114 percent increase in the salaries of the President, Vice President, state governors, and lawmakers, while over 133 million Nigerians live in extreme poverty.”
The President, Vice President, Governors, Lawmakers, and holders of judicial and public offices have had their salary approved by the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) for a 14% raise.
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 this constitution are all tasked with determining the appropriate compensation for holding political office.
The commission advised the Houses of Assembly of the 36 states to expedite work on amending pertinent laws to allow for an upward review of compensation packages for public, judicial, and political authorities.
The decision was announced at the presentation of reports regarding the reviewed compensation package to Kebbi State Governor Nasir Idris on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi. The RMAFC Chairman, Muhammadu Shehu, made the announcement in representation of a federal commissioner, Rakiya Tanko-Ayuba.