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I earn N950,000 monthly, pay all my aides out of it, says Amaechi as he publicly announce his expenses
Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi revealed his monthly earnings during the presentation of a book titled, ‘Dignity in Service,’ authored by late Dr. Matthew Mbu, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Amaechi said at the event that he earned “only N950,000” a month out of which he also paid his aides. The Minister who was the chairman of the occasion debunks the claims that only past leaders were honest.
Amaechi who was governor of Rivers State between 2007 and 2014, said he would continue to promote transparency.
To prove his claim, the minister revealed that he earned “only N950,000” a month out of which he also paid his staff.
He said, “A minister earns only N950, 000 a month. Out of this money, N350, 000 is for accommodation so there is no more money given to you. The remaining N600, 000 includes payment for your staff, personal assistants and all that.”
Amaechi said President Muhammadu Buhari’s government had helped to stop the culture of waste such that private citizens no longer throw lavish parties.
The minister added, “Nigerians like going to parties. That is one benefit of this government. We now assess our wealth and value money. Before, once you get money from the illegal means, we hold parties. There are very few parties these days because there is no more money to hold such parties.
“There are no ‘owambe’ anymore because there is very little money to hold ‘owambe.’ The reason is that the ‘owambe’ money used to come from the government and there is no money in the government to do such.”