Tinubu’s media adviser denies claims of 114% increments for political aides

Dada Olusegun, Special Adviser on Digital Media to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has denied claims making the rounds on a purported 114 per cent pay rise for governors, judges and political aides.

Olusegun disclosed this on Wednesday night through his official Twitter handle.

Tinubu’s media aide’s response is coming amid speculations of a purported 114 per cent salary increment for the President, Vice President, Governors, Judges and political aides.

“Ignore the lies from certain media outlets claiming the FG approved a 114 per cent salary increase for political aides. Fake news cannot and will never win”, he wrote.

Collaborating Olusegun’s position, the Public Relations Officer of RMAFC, Christian Nwachukwu, told Leadership Newspaper that Tinubu did not approve salary increments for politically exposed persons.

Meanwhile, earlier, Rakiya Tanko-Ayuba, a Federal Commissioner in the Commission, had made the salary increment remark when she represented RMAFC chairman Mohammad Shehu at the presentation of the reports of the reviewed remuneration package to Kebbi State Governor, Nasir Idris, in Birnin Kebbi, on Tuesday.