The Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate in just concluded general elections, Peter Obi has condemned the recent approval of a 114 percent increase in the salaries of elected politicians, including the President, vice president, governors, lawmakers, as well as judicial and public office holders by the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC.
Obi said, “this is not the appropriate time for such salary increment if it is at all necessary”, arguing that Nigerians are struggling with many harsh
economic realities, and with over 130 million Nigerians living in poverty.”
In a post via his verified Twitter handle on Thursday, Obi argued that “one would have expected the leaders and public officeholders to focus on cutting the cost of governance and alleviating the sufferings of Nigerians”.
He added that leaders should prioritize what affects the masses and those on the lower strata of society over themselves.