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Public officers remuneration review almost ready – RMAFC

The much awaited report on the review of salaries and allowances for political, public and judicial officeholders is almost completed, the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission has said.Its Public Relations Officer, Mr Ibrahim Mohammed, said this on Friday in Abuja in an interview with the
News Agency of Nigeria.
NAN recalls that the Chairman of the commission, Mr Elias Mbam, in June, inaugurated members of the Remuneration Committee to carry out the review with a mandate that the report would be ready before the end of September.

The PRO said, “You will recall that in the second quarter of this year, the Chairman of the commission, Elias Mbam, promised Nigerians that the review exercise would be completed before the end of September.The process has been on; I can say the whole exercise is about 95 per cent completed.

“There were some intervening variables that did not really allow us to complete it on schedule but I’m assuring Nigerians that within the next couple of days, it will be ready.”

He added that the process began with literature review and extensive studies on remuneration packages for public officeholders in countries that had common attributes with Nigeria.

Mohammed stated that the commission embarked on stakeholders’ meetings across the country to seek the views of Nigerians, having constituted the group that voted voted for the politicians.

“The politicians equally have a stake because they are the beneficiaries.

“So, we have been in touch with the wider cross-section of Nigerians to get as many views as possible so that at the end of the day, what will come out as the reviewed package, will be acceptable to a large majority of Nigerians,” the RMAFC spokesman said.

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