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Cut in remuneration of public office holders commences

By Taye Obateru

Jos—The Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission has initiated moves for the implementation of the cut in the remuneration of political, judicial and public office holders expected to take off this month.

It has commenced interaction with the various houses of assembly in the 36 states to get them to pass the bill on the slash.

A team of commissioners of the commission for the North Central Zone said at a meeting with members of the Plateau State House of Assembly on Tuesday that the cut became imperative because of the dwindling income of government.

Leader of the team, Ambassador Polycarp Azige said the slide in the revenue accruing into the Federation Account has made the move a necessity and solicited the cooperation of members in the quick passage of the bill.

He said the commission consulted with stakeholders which included the Conference of Speakers of state Houses of Assembly on the downward review of remuneration which he said cuts across the three tiers of government.

Deputy Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Baba Hassan who received the team on behalf of Speaker Istifanus Mwansat commended the commission for working to ensure judicial use of the country’’s resources.

He pointed out that legislators, as people’’s representatives were saddled with numerous financial and other challenges to meet with the aspirations of their constituents but pledged that the house would give the bill due attention.


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