The process to review of the remuneration for Political, Public and Judicial office holders in the country is to commence, the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has said.
The Chairman of the Commission, Mohammed Bello Shehu, disclosed this when the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state visited in his office in Abuja recently.
Mohammed Bello said that pursuant to the functions of RMAFC in paragraph 32(D) of part 1 of the third schedule of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, empowers the Commission to determine the remuneration appropriate to political, Public and Judicial office holders in the country.He said the last time the review was carried out was 2008, which makes it even overdue for review.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal congratulated Bello Shehu on his new appointment as RMAFC Chairman, pointing out that RMAFC as one of the constitutional bodies in the country has been underfunded over the years.
This has made it difficult for the Commission to function properly in monitoring all the revenue accruals into and from the revenue account, noting that the Commission should rather be funded on a first-line charge.
He said this would possibly help the Commission to go into digital monitoring and tracking of all accruable revenues into the Federation account, thereby increasing revenues for sharing among the three tiers of government.
Tambuwal further encouraged the readiness of RMAFC to commence the process for the review of remuneration exercise, pointing out that the salaries of Judges in the country, particularly is one of the least in Public service.
The RMAFC boss promised to produce fair and credible remuneration for the affected officers before the end of this present administration.
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