Presidency denies salary increase for political, judicial officers

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Abuja, June 2023 -The presidency has denied media reports that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved upward review of salaries for elected politicians and judicial officers.

There have been media reports that the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) had approved a 114 percent increase in the salary of the President, Vice President, elected Federal and State political office holders and judicial officers.

Dele Alake, the Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, made the denial in a statement on Thursday.

He described the report as misinformation.

Alake said while it is the constitutional duty of the RMAFC to review and increase remuneration, the news of the increase at this time was a fake news.

The Presidential Spokesman said: “We state without any equivocation that President Bola Tinubu has not approved any salary increase, and no such proposal has been brought before him for consideration.’’ (GBN)


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