The Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi has disclosed his take home for a Month to be N950,000. Rotimi Ameaechi made this known at the presentation of a book titled, ‘Dignity in Service,. The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, said at the event that he earned “only N950,000” a month out of which he also paid his aides.
Rotimi Amaech who was the chairman of the occussion said in his speech that it was not true that only past leaders were honest. and he would do his best to continue to promte transparency.
In his word, the Minister said;
A minister earns only N950, 000 a month. Out of this money, N350, 000 is for accommodation so there is no more money given to you. The remaining N600, 000 includes payment for your staff, personal assistants and all that.”
Amaechi said President Muhammadu Buhari’s government had helped to stop the culture of waste such that private citizens no longer throw lavish parties.
The minister added, “Nigerians like going to parties. That is one benefit of this government. We now assess our wealth and value money. Before, once you get money from the illegal means, we hold parties. There are very few parties these days because there is no more money to hold such parties.
“There are no ‘owambe’ anymore because there is very little money to hold ‘owambe.’ The reason is that the ‘owambe’ money used to come from the government and there is no money in the government to do such.”
Source; Punch news