Shehu: No Public Officer Should Earn Above the President


The Chairman, Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Mr. Mohammed Bello Shehu believes it is an anomaly for any public servant to earn salaries above that of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or a Governor at the state level.  In an exclusive interview with James Emejo, he said his administration will initiate steps through stakeholders’ engagement to review the trend. The revenue mobilisation boss also said the current public outcry over the bogus remuneration packages of political officeholders is largely exaggerated. He spoke about the failure of revenue-generating agencies to remit operating surpluses to the federation account and vowed that the Commission will take a hard stance against such practices going forward. Shehu, among other things, shared his vision to strengthen the commission to deliver on its primary mandate, and why the commission is canvassing for fiscal autonomy. Excerpts.  

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Source: Thisday Newspaper