114% Salary Increase for President & Governors is Fake – Presidency

114% Salary for President & Governors is Fake – Presidency:We have followed with consternation the viral story of the purported 114% increase in the salary of the President, Vice President, elected Federal and State political office holders and judicial officers.

We state without any equivocation that
President Bola Tinubu has not approved any salary increase, and no such proposal has been brought before him for consideration.

While we recognise that it is within the
constitutional remit of the Revenue
Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal
Commission (RMAFC) to propose and fix
salaries and allowances of political office
holders and Judicial Officers, such cannot come to effect until it has equally been considered and approved by the President.

It is important to note that RMAFC, through its Public Relations Manager, has responded to this fake story being circulated and has already set the record straight. However, this unfounded story gained prominence on social media and in a section of mainstream media, again, bringing to thefore the danger fake news poses to society and our national well-being.

The misinformation was, obviously, contrived to create an ill will for the new administration and slow down the upward momentum and massive goodwill the Tinubu-led administration is currently enjoying among Nigerians as a result of its fast-paced, dynamic and progressive policies.

It is important to reiterate to journalists,
media managers, and members of the public that stories on government activities and policy issues that do not emanate from approved official communication channels should be ignored.

Media practitioners are enjoined to, at all
times, cross-check their stories to ensure
accurate reportage, which is the hallmark of responsible journalism.


Dele Alake
Special Adviser to the President
Special Duties, Communications & Strategy
June 22, 2023


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