The Presidency has distanced President Muhammadu Buhari from reports that there will be a downward review of ministers’ salaries.
A newspaper report had claimed that Buhari would cut the salaries of ministers significantly and place some restrictions on them.
But the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a series of tweets, on Saturday, denied the reports.
He said, “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.”