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Salary Structure for Nigerian Senators [2021]

Do you know Nigeria spends 120 billion paying 109 senators annually, here's a breakdown of their individual salaries and allowances, pub-1800157631388084, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

When you talk about Nigeria, it has always been one of the poorest countries in the world according to, Nigeria is one of the poorest countries in the world where an average Nigerian earns below $4 a day, notwithstanding Nigeria happens to be the country paying the highest salary and allowances to politicians.

Salary Structure for Nigerian Senators

Salary Structure for Nigerian Senators [Updated]

Nigeria spends 13.7% of its annual budget running cost of governance. Here’s the broken down salary structure for Nigerian senators;

S/N Item Amount (Naira) Total
Salary Basic 750,000
Allowances Utilities 1,200,000
  Entertainment Recess 1,000,000
  Hardship & Loans 6,500,000
  Wardrobe and Furniture 4,500,000
  Newspaper & Personal Assistant 400,000
  Constituency & Gratuity 5,000,000
  Motor Vehicle & Maintenance 8,000,000

A Nigerian senator earns a total net salary of 21 million naira on the 29th of every month. The salaries are wired after the monthly expenditure approval of the accountant general of the federation.

Nigerians have expressed displeasure in such an ambiguous amount paid to legislators and even professors don’t earn up to that monthly. In the united states, senators earn far less than that which has raised concerns beyond the four walls of the country.

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These lawmakers make millions of naira from various projects allocated to them through their constituency which has made more room for corruption, a total of 200 million worth of projects is allocated to them apart from their salaries.

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