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Economic recession: CSO wants FG to slash public officers’ allowances

Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL), a civil society organisation (CSO), has proffered the need for the slashing of allowances and salaries of elected public officials, as the economic situation bites harder with its attendant pains on the people.

Media reports recently revealed that members of the National Assembly alone have received a total of N6.8 billion as salaries and allowances in the past one year, even as the economy nosedives into recession.

Debo Adeniran, executive chairman of CACOL, described the remuneration packages, which include annual salaries, accommodation, vehicle maintenance, domestic staff, entertainment and utilities allowances, as outrageous considering the present the prevailing situation.

According to Adeniran, “their remunerations had hitherto been outrageous and unfair, and that is why the strident calls to slash the bogus remuneration of elected public officials as a way of reducing the cost of governance has been a public outcry for long.

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