LATEST: RMAFC Reveals President Tinubu, Ministers Monthly Salary

LATEST: RMAFC Reveals President Tinubu, Ministers Monthly Salary

by Victor Ndubuisi

The monthly salaries of President Bola Tinubu and ministers were made public on Sunday by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

Muhammed Shehu, the commission’s chairman, asserts that political officeholders do not get excessive compensation.

Shehu has previously declared that the incomes of those who hold public office, the judicial system, and political office will all increase by 114%.

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On Sunday, he stated that the review had been postponed because of financial difficulties.


He claimed that although ministers make less than N1 million in pay, President Tinubu receives less than N1.5 million.

It is incorrect, according to the RMAFC chairman, that people in public position were receiving enormous incomes.

He said, “I want to disabuse the minds of Nigerians. It is not true that people are getting jumbo salaries.

“The monthly salary of Mr President is less than N1.5 million; that of a minister is not even up to one million naira.

“I know of an average CBN worker that is not even a director, who earns more than a minister.

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“People in NNPC, NCC, ports authority earn huge salaries. What is the salary of a governor? What is the salary of a legislator?”


According to the RMAFC chairman, statutory office operating expenses, which should typically be handled centrally by the National Assembly Service Commission (NASS), are what are deemed obscene earnings.

He said, “I know some people will say members of the National Assembly get up to 10 million or 11 million monthly.

“Those are not salaries, they are like operating costs of running their offices which in other societies the legislator does not have to see because there is a structure.


“Once you get elected, you make that structure from your constituency office to computers to logistics to the size of your constituency.

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“Wherever you have constituency office, the workers you hire, it is the National Assembly Service commission that is supposed to take care of that.”


He claimed that a legislator in Nigeria can be given a particular amount, which is then spent, and the receipts are then retired.


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