Salaries: Okorocha calls for 50 percent cut for president, govs
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has called for 50 percent downward review of the salaries and allowances of the president, governors, National Assembly members and other elected and appointed office holders.
Okorocha made the call yesterday when he hosted the chairman, Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission (RMFC), Engr. Elias Mbam and other members of the commission to a breakfast after their
Tmeeting at the government house, Owerri.
He said if implemented, the review would make the offices less attractive and check the excesses that go with the fat payments accruing to such offices.
“The action would also reduce the tension that always go with the contest or scramble for such offices and reduce poverty among the populace,” he said.
Engr. Mbam commended Governor Okorocha for the free education programme in Imo State. he three senators from Sokoto State yesterday backpedaled on their opposition against the nomination of Ms. Aisha Abubakar as ministerial nominee of their state. The senators wrote a letter endorsing Aisha’s nomination which was read on the floor of the chamber by Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The three senators, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko (APC, Sokoto North); Ibrahim Gobir (APC, Sokoto East); and Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi (APC, Sokoto South) said they withdrew their opposition following consultations with their respective constituencies.
In the letter, the three senators urged their colleagues to give necessary support to the nominee.
Ms. Aisha Abubakar