Court Orders RMAFC to Reduce Salaries, Allowances of National Assembly members - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
Tue. Jun 18th, 2024
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Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday, June 4, has ordered the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to reduce the salaries and allowances of National Assembly members.

It was learnt that the suit was filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT, Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), Messers Monday Ubani, John Nwokwu, and thousands of Nigerians. The Justice who presided over matter was Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor.

The court ruled that RMAFC is the only body responsible for determining the salaries, remuneration and/or allowances of Federal legislators and political Iffices holders.

The suit was filed after reports that members of the NASS receive running costs and pay not determined by RMAFC and that such allowances are illegal because they are far above what the commission prescribed.

According to the plaintiffs, the RMAFC has failed to do any downward review of salaries and allowances of NASS members since 2007 in spite of the economic downturn in Nigeria.

The plaintiffs insisted that the allowances for wardrobe, newspapers, kitchen, travelling, domestic and constituency projects were never fixed and can be adjusted.

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