SERAP CALLS FOR A SLASH IN THE PAY OF POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS SUCH AS PRESIDENT, VICE-PRESIDENT, GOVERNORS AND THEIR DEPUTIES, AS WELL AS LAWMAKERS.
Written by wave FM on April 12, 2021
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called for a slash in the pay of political office holders such as the President, Vice-President, governors and their deputies, as well as lawmakers.
SERAP made the call in a statement issued by its SERAP Deputy Director, KOLAWOLE OLUWADARE, and addressed to the Chairman of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), ELIAS MBAM.
The group asked RMAFC to urgently review upward the remuneration, allowances and conditions of service for Nigerian judges and to review downward the remuneration and allowances of high-ranking political office-holders in order to address persistent poor treatment of judges.
SERAP also urged MBAM “to send his review and recommendations to the National Assembly for appropriate remedial and legislative action, as provided for by the Nigerian Constitution 1999 as amended.
Edited by Chinwendu Nwani