Ministers’ salaries remain as prescribed by law, says Presidency
The presidency has denied media reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved poor salaries and austere allowances for newly appointed ministers.
Senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, on Saturday said the president has not tampered with the salaries and allowances of ministers.
Shehu said the salaries remain as they have been prescribed by the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission under a law passed in 2008.
He however, said the President and the Vice President have voluntarily offered a 50 percent salary cut.
“This is voluntary and does not apply to Ministers and other political appointees. Reports to the effect that the President has imposed an austere package on the ministers are unknown to us,” Shehu said.