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Has the salary of elected politicians been increased by 114%

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Several news media reported that the Federal Government has approved a 114% salary increase for all elected politicians in Nigeria.

 

The claim is FALSE

 

The headline “FG approves 114% salary increase for Tinubu, Shettima, gov, others” was seen on several media platforms.

 

Reports said that the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) chairman, Muhammad Shehu, made the call at the presentation of reports of the reviewed remuneration package to Kebbi State governor, Dr Nasir Idris, on June 20 in Birnin Kebbi. The chairman, represented by a federal commissioner, Rakiya Tanko-Ayuba, disclosed that the last amendment was in 2007.

 

Although the Commission recommended the increment before the new administration, it is yet to be approved by the new executive.

 

This prompted the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Projects (SERAP), a civil society organisation promoting transparency in government, to call on the government to “reject the outrageous proposal” or face the music at the court of law.

 

According to news report, the recent remuneration review was effective from January 1, 2023, under the Buhari-led administration. However, the executive and legislative houses were exempted, as only the judiciary and other workers benefited from the review.

 

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the commission, Christian Nwachukwu, also reacted to the report, disclosing that  Tinubu has yet to approve the review.

 

Conclusion

 

The claim that salary of elected politicians in Nigeria has been increased by a 114% is FALSE as it is still a proposal.

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WABMA Fake News Debunker Episode 79

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💥 WABMA Fake News Debunker Episode 79

🚩 Is the voice note from the Whatsapp ambassador real?
🚩 Has MTN barred GLO from calling its users?
🚩 Does the picture show Tony Elumelu’s daughter?

Get the facts here👇🏼

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WABMA collaborates with a network of media practitioners to debunk misinformation on social media and news outlets.

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Does picture show Tony Elumelu’s daughter?

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A picture being circulated on social media claims to be displaying United Bank for Africa, UBA’s Chairman, Tony Elumelu, alongside his daughter who plaited ‘all back’ during a visit to the President of Benin Republic.

The claim is TRUE.

Putting the picture being circulated on Google image, it brought results leading to the verified Facebook and Instagram pages of Tony Elumelu.

Tony Elumelu posted the pictures with the caption “Today in Benin Republic meeting with President Patrice Talon and his lovely wife Claudine Talon also featuring Gogo Lee #BackToWork #TOEWay”

Findings showed that ‘Gogo Lee’ is the nickname of Elumelu’s second daughter Ogochukwu also known as Ogor.


The picture of Elumelu’s visit has since been shared by many citing Gogo Lee as an example of modesty and humble lifestyle despite access to affluence.

CONCLUSION
The Picture showing Tony Elumelu’s daughter wearing a red shirt, black trouser and ‘all back’ hair is TRUE.

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💥 WABMA Fake News Debunker Edition 78

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💥 WABMA Fake News Debunker Edition 78

🚩 Does the picture show the oldest and second-largest city in Nigeria?
🚩 Was the Congo Election chairperson beaten for announcing fake results?
🚩 Does America use spy pigeons to watch citizens and threats?

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🙏 Please see this week’s edition of WABMA’s Fake News Debunker

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