A file picture of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have been receiving half of their month-to-month salaries earlier than the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Particular Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this throughout an interview on Politics Right now.
“Already, the President and the Vice President are earning 50 per cent of their salaries, they are not earning 100 per cent,” he said on Tuesday in the course of the Channels Tv political programme.
Adesina defined that each leaders opted to be paid half of their salaries because the inception of the current administration in 2015.
Though he didn’t disclose what function the unpaid halves have been used for through the years, he believes each leaders have performed nicely and might be making donations to deal with coronavirus at their very own will.
Requested whether or not the President and his vice have been donating their salaries identical to the members of the Senate and Home of Representatives chambers of the Nationwide Meeting, he mentioned, “I can’t say for sure; the members of the federal cabinet are donating 50 per cent of their March salaries.”
“Already, the Vice President and the President are earning 50 per cent. Right from the beginning of the administration (the first term), they had elected to earn half of the salaries they should earn … to ask them to do more will be a voluntary thing,” the presidential aide added.