President Tinubu Debunk 114% Salary Increment of Political and Judicial Officers

President Tinubu Debunk 114% Salary Increment of Political and Judicial Officers


Sequel to the trending reports on various media space, with regards to President Tinubu approval of 114% salary increment of selected members of the Nigerian political echelon, amidst citizen concerns and economic imbalance, with citizen uproar.

The Presidency have reacted, debunking the viral story to be false, as President Tinubu did not make 114% salary increment approval being cited in the story. The reactions was contained in a press release by Mr. Dele Alake, the Special Adviser, Special Duties, Communications & Strategy, today June 22nd 2023.

“We have followed with consternation the viral story of the purported 114% increase in the salary of the President, Vice President, elected Federal and State political office holders and judicial officers.

“We state without any equivocation that President Bola Tinubu has not approved any salary increase, and no such proposal has been brought before him for consideration.

“While we recognise that it is within the constitutional remit of Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission to propose and fix salaries and allowances of political office holders and Judicial Officers, such can not come to effect until it has equally been considered and approved by the President.”

It also reiterated that RMAFC, through its Public Relations Manager, has responded to this fake story being circulated and has already set the record straight. While citing that the unfounded story gained prominence on social media and in a section of mainstream media, again, brings to the fore the danger fake news poses to the society and our national well-being.

Mr. Alake concluded that, the misinformation was, obviously, contrived to create ill-will for the new administration, slow down the upward momentum and massive goodwill the Tinubu-led administration is currently enjoying among Nigerians as a result of its fast paced, dynamic and progressive policies.

It is important to reiterate to journalists, media managers, and members of the public that stories on government activities and policy issues that do not emanate from approved official communication channels should be ignored while enjoining media practitioners to, at all times, cross-check their stories to ensure accurate reportage, which is the hallmark of responsible journalism.

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