The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has threatened to drag President Bola Tinubu’s administration to court over the controversial proposed salary increase for top government officials.
DAILY POST reports that the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission had recommended an upward review of the basic salaries of political and judicial office holders.
The Chairman of the commission, Alhaji Muhammadu Shehu, who was represented by the RMAFC commissioner from Kebbi State, Mrs Rakiya Tanko-Ayuba, disclosed this on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi during the presentation of the reviewed remuneration package of political and judicial office holders to the state Governor, Dr Nasir Idris.
The president, his vice, lawmakers, judges and the 36 state governors are the major office holders to benefit from the proposed salaries.
Reacting, SERAP, in a tweet on its official handle, described the salary increments as outrageous, lamenting that over 133 million Nigerians are currently living in abject poverty.
The tweet reads, “We’re suing the Tinubu administration over its outrageous and illegal 114 per cent increase in the salaries of the President, vice president, state governors and lawmakers, while over 133 million Nigerians live in extreme poverty”.