How Much Do A Nigerian Senators Earn? Check out Nigeria Senators’ Salary Structure

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How Much Do A Nigerian Senators Earn? Check out Nigeria Senators’ Salary Structure

The recent revelation by Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna central senatorial district that senators receive N13.5m monthly allowance has turned the spotlight on the salary structure of Nigerian lawmakers. The revelation as confirmed by the senate is not actually a secrete but has been so for a long time.

This article is a comprehensive insight on salary and allowances of Nigerian lawmakers.

The figures listed here is the true report from the National Institute of Legislative Studies released for public consumption and shows how much a Nigerian law maker earns (the 109 Senators and 360 members of the Nigerian House of Representatives).

A Breakdown of Nigerian Senator Salary Structure

  1. Basic Salary

Nigerian Senator annual basic salary – N2,026,400,00

Nigerian House of Representatives annual basic salary – N1,985,212, 50

  1. Allowances

Nigerian Senator – N12, 902, 360.00annually

House of Representatives member – N9,525,985.50 annually.

The allowances are on: Vehicle fueling/maintenance, Constituency, Domestic Staff, Personal Assistant, Entertainment, Recess, Utilities, Newspaper/Periodicals, Houses Maintenance, Wardrobe, Estacode, and Duty Tour with another special amount in every four-year period on Accommodation, vehicle loan, furniture, and severance allowance, which make every Senator to pocket N24,090,000.00 and a House of Representatives member with N23,822,00.00 within the same period.

When you compare this with how much other country’s law makers, you will see the difference

Philippines annual basic salary – $4, 497,957

United States of America senate – $3,409,422

US House of Representatives – $1,429,909 annually

Kenya – $968,013 annually

Australia – $646,230

United Kingdom – £494,285.43

India – $474,484

Singapore – $253,469,

Tanzania – $230,961.

Considering the hash economic realities in Nigeria today spending this much on lawmakers is outrageous and we hope something urgent is done about it so the government can cut cost and use the money to invest in other viable sectors.

How Much Do A Nigerian Senator Earn? Check out Nigeria Senators’ Salary Structure


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