… ”New Packages Will Be Ready In September”
THE Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission -RMAFC, has began the process of trimming down the pay packages of all elected public officials including the President, Senators, members of the House of Representatives and Governors.
The RMAFC Chairman, Elias Mbam, who made this known in Abuja Tuesday, said no federal lawmaker will receive N1 million monthly as salary.
Mbam added the lawmakers’ salaries would be pruned down to reflect the current economy status.
He noted that the process was a constitutional mandate that could not be argued by any public office holder, adding that the subsisting remuneration packages would be ready before the end of September.
“The President advised us to ensure that we use all legitimate means to ensure all public office holders take home remuneration as determined by the commission and also block all leakages,’’ the RMAFC Chairman added.
“What we read on the pages of newspapers is not known to the commission because there is no member of the National Assembly, based on what we determined, who earns up to N1 million per month.