Rufai Oseni, a popular television host, has responded to the request for an increase in the basic wages of political and judicial office holders.
According to reports, the Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Muhammadu Shehu, has advocated an increase in the minimum salary of political and judicial office holders.
Shehu, who was represented by the RMAFC commissioner for Kebbi State, Rakiya Tanko-Ayuba, said this on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi, during the presentation of the reviewed salary package of political and judicial office holders to the state Governor, Nasir Idris.
According to the RMAFC CEO, the revised compensation will be approved by the National and State Assemblies before it is implemented.
However, in a tweet on Wednesday, Oseni stated that public and judicial officials consider how to raise their pay, but they do not consider the pain of the populace.
“On July 1, electricity tariffs will rise, causing more suffering for the masses,” he added. All they can worry about is how to raise their own pay.”
Tinubu has not given his approval.
Meanwhile, RMAFC has disputed claims that the government has approved a 114 percent raise in the pay of political, judicial, and public office holders.
According to Christian Nwachukwu, the RMAFC Public Relations Officer, President Bola Tinubu has yet to sanction any such increase, and plans for the hike are still in the works.
Nwachukwu went on to say that the widely circulated claim of a wage rise for some public office holders did not come from him or the RMAFC Chairman.