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- Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 13:59
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Ten days after President Goodluck Jonathan announced a 25 per cent cut in the salary of members of the Executive arm of government, the decision has yet to be communicated to the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission.
The commission has the responsibility for determining and fixing the remuneration of all political office holders in the country.
The Chairman, RMAFC, Mr. Elias Mbam, disclosed that the Presidency had not communicated the decision to the commission on Monday when he appeared before the House of Representatives’ ad hoc committee investigating subsidy payments by the Federal Government.
Mbam told the committee that the commission would begin work on the salary deduction whenever it received official communication from the Presidency.
The RMAFC spokesman, Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed, confirmed to our correspondent on the telephone that the salary cut might not get implemented unless it received the nod of the body.
The President had said, “For the year 2012, the basic salaries of all political office-holders in the executive arm of government will be reduced by 25 per cent.” (Punch)