The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has dismissed reports that the president has cut salaries of ministers in half.
In a statement released via Twitter, Shehu said President Buhari has not tampered with the salaries of the ministers.
“They remain as they have been prescribed by the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission under a law passed in 2008.
“The President and the Vice President have voluntarily offered a 50 percent 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,” he stated.