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Friday, 23 February 2024 07:46

Ex-Senator Halilu Girei Propose 40% Salary Cut for Political Office Holders to Alleviate Hardship

Former Senator Abubakar Halilu Girei has proposed urgent measures to tackle Nigeria’s economic challenges, advocating for a presidential order mandating all political office holders to contribute 40% of their salaries and allowances towards alleviating the hardship faced by Nigerians.

Girei made these remarks during a press conference at his residence in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, on Thursday.


To address the issue of job creation, he suggested that political office holders at the national, state, and local government levels should contribute 40% of their salaries and allowances for a period of two years, as outlined in a presidential order.

Additionally, Girei proposed the presentation of a supplementary budget of N1 trillion to the National Assembly, with a significant allocation of N2 trillion towards addressing insecurity in the country.

The former Senator also recommended the implementation of the White Paper on the Oronsanye Report, aiming to streamline Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) to reduce the overall cost of governance.

Furthermore, he called for a joint meeting of the National Council of State and the National Economic Council to align their strategies and take necessary political actions to alleviate the suffering of Nigerians.

Girei underscored the importance of combating corruption, particularly in the management of subsidies on petroleum products and electricity. He urged for a forensic audit to uncover any fraudulent activities related to tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), and other revenue streams accruing to the federation.

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