The Special Adviser on Digital Media to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Dada Olusegun, has debunks 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.
He said though it is within the constitutional remit of the Commission to propose and fix salaries and allowances of political office holders and judicial officers, such cannot come to effect until it has equally been considered and approved by the President.
“However, that this unfounded story gained prominence on social media and in a section of mainstream media, again, brings to the fore the danger fake news poses to the society and our national well-being.
“The misinformation was, obviously, contrived to create ill-will for the new administration, slow down the upward momentum and massive goodwill the Tinubu-led administration is currently enjoying among Nigerians as a result of its fast paced, dynamic and progressive policies,” he added.
Alake further advised members of the public to disregard reports on government activities and policy issues that do not emanate from approved official communication channels.P