Kutigi: It’s against civil ser­vice rule to pub­li­cize del­e­gates’ al­lowances

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Nu­rud­deen M. Ab­dal­lah

Chair­man of the Na­tional Con­fer­ence Jus­tice Idris Kutigi yes­ter­day said the sec­re­tariat won’t make pub­lic de­tails of del­e­gates mon­e­tised al­lowances be­cause it is against civil ser­vice rule.

He said in­stead ev­ery del­e­gate would be given a pay slip con­tain­ing break­down of his mon­e­tised al­lowances.

On Tues­day Kutigi an­nounced that the del­e­gates’ al­lowances would be made pub­lic yes­ter­day. He was re­spond­ing to a re­quest by a del­e­gate from Sokoto, Pro­fes­sor Aisha Madawaki, who ob­served that the me­dia is awashed with sto­ries of how much del­e­gates re­ceive as al­lowance.

“Mr Chair­man, there are var­i­ous re­ports in the me­dia sug­gest­ing that del­e­gates are paid N12 mil­lion, some said N10 mil­lion, oth­ers said N4 mil­lion per month and so on,” she said.

Kutigi ex­plained that the As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary on Fi­nance and Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Pro­fes­sor Mah­mood Yakubu was not around. He said Yakubu, who is in charge of fi­nances was not on seat, but he would make the an­nounce­ment on Wed­nes­day.

But yes­ter­day Kutigi said it was against civil ser­vice rule to make pub­lic the mon­e­tized al­lowances of the del­e­gates.

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