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No Nigerian senator, minister earns more than N1m monthly – FG – Instablog9ja

The Federal Government has said that no minister or senator earns more than a N1million monthly.

The Chairman of Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Mohammed Bello Shehu, said this on Friday, November 4, in an interview with Channels Television.

Shehu denied the notion that the review of the remuneration of public office holders the RMAFC has embarked on is to increase the salary of politicians and political office holders.

According to him, “There are lots of lapses there (remuneration), so this is what has informed us to do this exercise now.

It is not true that we are just trying to put a bonus or a jumbo package to president, governors and legislators, and contrary to what a lot of people perceive and believe to be so that legislators and senators have jumbo salaries, no.

There is no legislator, no senator, no minister that earns over a million naira a month in Nigeria.

The president set up a committee and the committee made recommendations and he ordered the Attorney General of the federation to liaise with the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission to look into this and come up with something.

So we are not only looking at that, we feel it is time to review the entire package, review does not mean we are going to increase it or we are going to reduce it or it’s going to remain same, we are going to look at all other issues and these things will be done scientifically, so it’s not anything that is new to the commission.”