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General News of Wednesday, 24 August 2022


List of 18 allowances tied to Buhari, Osinbajo's monthly salary

President Buhari and Vice President, Osibanjo President Buhari and Vice President, Osibanjo

Nigerians often wonder how much players in the political class earn at the end of the month for services rendered to the country.

These concerns and questions come about due to the lavish lifestyle of political office holders, most of which exhibit these traits within a short time of their political careers.

While the benefits earned by political office holders, especially that of the president, vice president, senate president and top officer holders are public knowledge, citizens are bereft of details of the benefits accrued to them monthly.

We cast the spotlight on these benefits in this article.

Muhammadu Buhari salary

According to several reports, the president earns roughly N1,171,568 monthly and N20,588,160 yearly.

The president is also entitled to 18 jumbo allowances which include a hardship allowance of N146,446 per month and a Consistency allowance at N732,230 per month.

According to SaharaReporters, the President is entitled to no fewer than 18 allowances which are Personal assistant allowance, constituency, vehicle fuelling/maintenance, domestic staff, entertainment, recess, newspaper/periodicals, utilities, houses maintenance, security, special assistant, furniture, wardrobe, duty tour, accommodation, estacode, and medical allowances.

The salary breakdown was given by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

According to a 2021 report by SaharaReporters, Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, earns N1, 010,524.17 monthly and N12, 126,290 yearly.

He also is entitled to various allowances, including N126,315 monthly as hardship allowance and N631,577 monthly as Consistency allowance.

Other allowances for the top political office holders are accommodation allowance, furniture, duty tour allowance (per night), motor vehicle fueling, and maintenance.

The amounts for each of these allowances are to be provided outside the official revenue mobilization allocation framework.

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

Ahmed Lawan in a Senators Forum in Abuja disclosed in 2019 that his monthly salary as the chairman of the National Assembly is N750,000.

His declaration, however, excludes other allowances allocated to the lawmakers.

The boss of the commission had on Monday in Abuja said the review would be informed by the “current realities” in the country.


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