The alleged 114% rise in the wages of the President, the Vice President, elected officials in the federal and state governments, and judges have been refuted by President Bola Tinubu.
Dele Alake, Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communication, and Strategy, said this on Thursday.
Alake claimed that the news was untrue and that Tinubu has not been presented with such a proposition for consideration.
“We categorically clarify that neither President Bola Tinubu nor any such suggestion has been presented to him for consideration about any pay rise. While we acknowledge that the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission has the constitutional authority to propose and fix the salaries and allowances of political office holders and judicial officers, such measures cannot take effect until they have also been taken into consideration and approved by the President.
It’s vital to mention that RMAFC replied to the false information being spread and clarified the situation through its public relations manager.
“However, the fact that this untrue narrative gained notoriety on social media also in some mainstream media highlights the harm that false news poses to society and our country’s well-being. The false information was undoubtedly spread to harm the new government and to halt the enormous goodwill that the Tinubu-led administration is currently experiencing among Nigerians as a result of its quick-moving, dynamic policies.
Alake advised media professionals, editors, and the general people to disregard reports on government actions and policy matters that do not come from recognized official channels.
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