President Muhammadu Buhari’s salary is not the highest, according to Mohammed Shehu, Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC.
Shehu revealed this on Thursday while appearing on the Sunrise Daily program on Channels Television.
“The salary of Mr President is not up to N1,300,000 a month…the allowances of the President are factored into that salary,” he said.
Shehu also revealed that some staff of government agencies like the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), amongst others, earn emoluments bigger than the President.
“What I was saying at that time is that no public servant should earn salaries bigger than Mr President’s, but we do have public servants that earn bigger than Mr President: NCC, NIMASA, NPA, Central Bank,” he said.
While proposing the regularisation of the salary schemes for the civil service, she said no public official should earn more than the President.