The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo have announced that their salaries will be cut in half.
Speaking through the president’s media head, Shehu Garba, he said,
“I write to forward the completed IPPIS registration form of Mr. President and to draw your kind attention to Mr. President’s directive that only 50 per cent of his salary be paid to him.
“That voluntary action of the President is pregnant with meaning.
“It is a message of sacrifice for national development.
“Since the President has done this for himself, he is expecting that others will join him in making sacrifices for their fatherland.”
The president’s annual salary which is in the tune of N14 Million will be hen forth shortened to N7M.