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CBN, NCC, others get better salaries than Buhari – RMAFC boss

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The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, has revealed that some civil servants are paid bogus salaries than that of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Chairman of the commission, Mohammed Shehu, made this claim in an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, on Thursday, December 1

He further said about N7 trillion that was unaccounted for was mismanaged by some Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs of the Nigerian Government.

“The salary of Mr President is not up to N1,300,000 a month…the allowances of the President are factored into that salary.

“In 2008, that was considered a big money but now, there are people in the private sector and public sector that earn twice, three times, four times,” he said.

Shehu reiterated that some staff of government agencies like the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, and the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN and others, enjoy better monetary incentives than the President.

According to him, the NPA, known to be one of the high revenue spinning agencies, generated over N172 billion in the first half of 2022.

Shehu stated that Nigeria currently has about 17 different salary structures across several agencies, and, therefore, proposed the regularisation of the salary schemes for the civil service.

The RMAFC chief insisted that no public servant should be paid more than the President, the RMAFC boss said: “What I was saying that time is that no public servant should earn salaries bigger than Mr President’s but we do have public servants that earn bigger than Mr President: NCC, NIMASA, NPA, Central Bank.”

He also averred some public servants are paid about N500million after their service years whereas the President gets N10m after his tenure.

The RMAFC chairman equally said his commission would the upward review of the salaries of judicial officers would soon be enforced and also review salaries of public officers in the face of current economic situation.

Shehu lamented that some government agencies spend all the revenues they generate, saying there were up to N7 trillion unremitted revenues in some agencies.

Consequently, he tasked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to go after the culpable agencies.

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