SERAP asks court to slash jumbo allowances for Buhari, govs, NASS members

SERAP asks court to slash jumbo allowances for Buhari, govs, NASS members

  • The Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to slash the allowances of President Buhari, governors and some other political office holders
  • According to SERAP, this would help reduce the pay disparity between political office holders and judicial officers
  • Also, the group is asking for the upward review of salaries and allowances and condition of service of judges

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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked called for the downward review of President Buhari's salary including Vice President Osinbajo, governors among top political officeholders.

Specifically, the group in a post on Facebook asked the court to order relevant agencies to perform their statutory functions and slash the jumbo pay for these high-ranking political office-holders.

The court has been asked by SERAP to slash jumbo allowances for Buhari, govs, NASS members
SERAP has asked the federal high court in Abuja to slash jumbo allowances for Buhari, govs, NASS members. Photo: Femi Adesina

The group believes that this would reduce the unfair pay disparity between political officer holders and judicial officers among other things.

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Recall that had reported that SERAP urged President Buhari to stop state governors from taking loans from pension funds.

The governors had claimed they wanted to use the money for infrastructural development.

The group on its social media page Sunday, December 6, urged the president to immediately instruct the director-general and Board of the National Pension Commission to stop governors' move.

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In a separate report, the Federal High Court, Abuja was asked by the SERAP and 365 concerned Nigerians to reject a suit by Adamu Garba, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to shut down Twitter in the country.

The group who made this known in a series of tweets on Sunday, November 8, noted that the application was brought in the interest of the public. gathered that the body in the suit that was filed on Friday, November 6, asked the court to dismiss Garba's case which seeks to stop the operation of Twitter within the Nigerian cyberspace, and ultimately restrict the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, and media freedom in Nigeria.


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