Muhammad Shehu, the RMAFC’s chairman, announced that the salaries of those who occupy public office, including judicial and political positions, would be raised by 114%. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Shehu remarked on Tuesday when he gave Kebbi State Governor Nasir Idris the reports on the reviewed compensation package. Civil society organizations, CSOs, law professors, and Senator Shehu Sani, however, were outraged by the development and claimed that ordinary workers, whose take-home pay was not particularly impressive, were the ones who should have received such a wage increase rather than politicians.
Rakiya Tanko-Ayuba, a federal commissioner in the commission, represented the RMAFC Chairman, who said that the examined compensation packages had been implemented successfully. Rakiya Tanko-Ayuba, a federal commissioner in the commission, served as the RMAFC Chairman’s representative. She stated that the evaluated compensation packages would be implemented as of January 1, 2023.
According to him, the action was taken in compliance with the clause in paragraph 32(d) of part 1 of the Third Schedule of the Federal Government’s 1999 Constitution (as amended).
He recommended the state Houses of Assembly to swiftly alter pertinent laws to make room for an upward revision of compensation packages for political, judicial, and public officers.
The “certain political, public and judicial office holders (salaries and allowances, etc) (Amendment) Act, 2008,” he noted, was the result of the most recent review of compensation, which was undertaken in 2007.