Public, Political And Judicial Office Holders And The Cost Of Governance

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This Policy Brief is focused on the reduction of the cost of governance; specifically on the remuneration of political, public and judicial office holders. It analysed the considerations used by RMAFC in the 2007 review of the salaries and allowances of public, political and judicial office holders which led to an increase in their salaries and allowances.
This includes (a) changes in the basic fundamentals of the Nigerian economy; (b) External reserves; (c) GDP Growth rate; (d)rate of inflation; (e) correct placement of some category of public office holders who were wrongly placed in the old package; (f) need to modify old salaries and allowances and introduce new allowances that were not included in the old package; (g) need for a living wage to ensure honesty and dignity of the office holders and (h) need to ensure compliance with the provisions of sections 84 (3) and 124 (3) of the 1999 Constitution which states that the remuneration and salaries
payable to office holders stated in section 124 of the Constitution and their conditions of service, other than allowances, shall not be altered to their disadvantage after their appointment.

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