A proposed structure for the Yoruba Nation has acknowledged that the President of the nation will earn solely a compensation for his interval of service.
The proposed structure, obtained by SaharaReporters, was drafted and submitted by a bunch titled Yoruba Strategy Alliance, on Sunday, August 15.
In a bid to make sure correct utilisation for the ‘nation’ sources, amongst others, Section 4, Clause 5 of the structure permits the President to solely earn a compensation with out every other emoluments.
The clause titled, ‘President’s compensation’ reads, “The President shall, at stated times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from Yoruba Nation, or the several States.”
According to the secretary of the YSA, Michael Awosanya, the Constitution was drafted after contemplating a number of components, together with, “the nature of our People, our strengths, and what we must admit as weaknesses.”
He noted that the proposed constitution takes into cognizance the best practices in governance, including the separation of powers between the federal and state governments and between the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of government.
He added, “This is a constitution of limited government, which begins with ‘The People’s Rights,’ recognising that in a Democracy, the People are the source of power.”
The’ compensation solely’ clause for the President of the Yoruba Nation contradicts the present state of affairs in Nigeria in the present day.
Yoruba Nation agitators have all the time clamoured for a separate nation in order to adequately management the sources of the area.
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, other than their month-to-month salaries, are entitled to about 18 different jumbo allowances with no justification.
SaharaReporters learnt that other than his wage, the President is entitled to no fewer than 18 allowances that are Personal assistant allowance, constituency, car fuelling/upkeep, home workers, leisure, recess, newspaper/periodicals, utilities, homes upkeep, safety, particular assistant, furnishings, wardrobe, responsibility tour, lodging, estacode, and medical allowances.
The wage breakdown was given by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission.
The fee is empowered by part 32(d) of Part1 of the Third Schedule of the Constitution to find out the income appropriate for political workplace holders.
Meanwhile, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, earns N1, 010,524.17 month-to-month and N12, 126,290 yearly.
He is also entitled to numerous allowances, together with N126,315 month-to-month as hardship allowance and N631,577 month-to-month as Consistency allowance.
Other allowances for the highest political workplace holders are lodging allowance, furnishings, responsibility tour allowance (per evening), motorized vehicle fuelling, and upkeep.
The quantities for every of those allowances are to be supplied exterior the official income mobilisation allocation framework.
SaharaReporters gathered that lots of the allowances paid to Buhari and Osinbajo are evaded the data of Nigerians, notably as regarding medical allowances, because the President has travelled overseas for medical journeys greater than every other sitting Nigerian president.
Despite the bleeding economic system, which is at the moment grappling with $33 billion overseas money owed, the Nigerian authorities has did not yield to calls for to chop the jumbo allowances paid to political workplace holders, together with members of the National Assembly.