SERAP To Sue Tinubu Over Alleged 114% Salary Increment

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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has pledged to file a lawsuit against Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima over the 114 percent raise in their pay.

The President, Vice President, Governors, Lawmakers, and those in judicial and public office received raises totaling 114 percent, according to the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

The president, vice president, governors, deputy governors, ministers, commissioners, special advisers, legislators, and the holders of the offices mentioned in sections 84 and 124 of this constitution are all tasked with determining the appropriate compensation for holding political office.

SERAP responded to the development by describing the

Reacting to the development, SERAP, described the salary increments of the state governors and lawmakers as outrageous.

The group lamented that it was unrealistic to increase the politician’s salaries with such a great margin while over 133 million Nigerians live in extreme poverty.

Tweeting, SERAP wrote: “BREAKING: We’re suing the Tinubu administration over its outrageous and illegal 114 per cent increase in the salaries of the President, vice president, state governors and lawmakers, while over 133 million Nigerians live in extreme poverty.”