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SERAP Wants Jumbo salaries slashed for high-ranking political office-holders

SERAP Wants Jumbo salaries slashed for high-ranking political office-holders

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja “To order the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) and the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) to perform their statutory functions to review downward the remuneration and allowances of President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, 36 governors and members of the National Assembly.”

SERAP is arguing that “Slashing jumbo pay for these high-ranking political office-holders would reduce the unfair pay disparity between political officer holders and judicial officers, address the persistent poor treatment of judges and improve access of victims of corruption to justice and effective remedies.”

Joined in the suit as respondents are Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, for themselves, and on behalf of all members of the Senate and House of Representative; and the National Judicial Council.

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No date has been fixed for the hearing of the suit.

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