The Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission () have announced that the salaries of politicians, judicial and public office holders will be increased by 114 percent.
The announcement was made by RMAFC chairman, Muhammad Shehu, who was represented by Rakiya Tanko-Ayuba, a federal commissioner, during the presentation of reviewed remuneration package report to Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi state.
Shehu said the move was in line 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 urged the House of Assembly to move quickly on the amendment of relevant laws to pave the way for the upward review of income packages for political, judicial, and public officers. He noted that the last remuneration review was conducted in 2007.
Shehu also said the salaries were reviewed in line with rules of equity and fairness, risk and responsibilities, and national order of precedence among others
“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 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.
“Under 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,” the RMAFC Chairman said.