Despite the President and the Vice President slashing their salaries, the Federal Government has revealed there will be no pay cuts for new ministers.
Initial reports from some quarters indicated that President Buhari was considering a pay cut for the newly inaugurated ministers.
Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity denied paycuts for the ministers in a series of Tweets.
President Buhari has not tampered with the salaries and allowances of federal ministers. They remain as they have been prescribed by the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission under a law passed in 2008.
“The President and the Vice President have voluntarily offered a 50 per cent salary cut. This is voluntary and does not apply to ministers and other political appointees.
“Reports to the effect that the President has imposed an austere package on the ministers are unknown to us. The administration has not tampered with the salaries of ministers and that remain as prescribed under the law.” Garba Shehu tweeted.