Judges, Elected Politicians To Get 114% Salary Riase

The Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission () has announced that pay for lawmakers, judges, and other public officials will be hiked by 114%.
This was revealed by RMAFC chairman Muhammad Shehu, who was represented by federal commissioner Rakiya Tanko-Ayuba, during the presentation of the reviewed remuneration package report to Kebbi state Governor Nasir Idris.

Shehu, who stated that the move is in accordance with the provision of paragraph 32(d) of part 1 of the Third Schedule of the 1999 federal constitution (as amended), urged the house of assembly to move quickly on the amendment of relevant laws to pave the way for an upward review of pay packages for political, judicial, and public officers. He mentioned that the most recent compensation review was in 2007.

Shehu further stated that the salaries were examined in accordance with standards of justice and fairness, risk and responsibility, and national order of precedence, among other things.

“It empowers the revenue mobilization, 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 holders of the offices mentioned in sections 84 and 124 of the federal government's constitution,” said the RMAFC Chairman.

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

“In light of the foregoing, 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 in all six (6) geopolitical zones of the country.”

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“The exercise's goal was to collect input/ideas from a wide range of stakeholders.”

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