Facts and Figures on Salaries and Allowances of Legislators in Nigeria

 

altAs Nigerians debate over the allegation of Jumbo pays for legislators in the country and and more enquiries being made on the actual and legimitate remunerations and other entitlements of legislators in Nigeria, the Economic Confidential is reproducing its exclusive report on the the facts and figures of salaries and allowances of legislators in Nigeria.

 
The report was first published in August 2009 in the Economic Confidential which was an updated version of a similar report in 2008 on the Dollar and other Duty Tour Allowances (called Estacode) as official entitlements for the legislators.
 
The magazine in its edition of August 2009, reported that the “Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has reviewed downward some allowances of political office holders including those in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial arms while it sustains the old salaries which are used for the computations of percentages for the allowances. In an analysis and computation of the percentages of the deduction by the Economic Confidential, the economic intelligence publication, indicates that Nigerian councillors are the worst hit in the new packages.
 
“In the new package the Senate President would be receiving a total sum of N3,353,727.38 per annum, his monthly take home pay is N279, 477.28; the speaker annual total package is N2,105,543.50 which translates to N 175,461.96 per month. The Deputy Senate President now receives N3,117,375.10 which translate to N259,781.26 monthly while the Deputy Speaker receives N1,722,440 annually but translates to N143,536.67 per month. These four principal officers’ pays do not include allowances which the Federal Government would provide for them directly from the national treasury. The government is to take the responsibility for their accommodation, motor vehicle fuelling and maintenance, domestic staffs, entertainment and utilities (for electricity and phone calls) and newspapers.
 
“The Economic Confidential also computes the total monthly pays for other legislators. A Senator now receives N759,900.00 and Member of House of Rep N661,737.50 monthly. At the State Assembly level the Speaker now receives N170,820.31 monthly, Deputy Speaker N 150,623.18 while a member of the state assembly goes home with N120,907.39 monthly.
 
“The major casualties of the new pay packages are the legislators at the Local government level, known as councillors whose allowances have been reduced drastically by more than 300%. Presently the Leader of the legislative chamber in a local government will now receive N 152,118.75 monthly his deputy N147,825.00 while the councillor now goes home monthly with N88,675.53 without provision for some of the old perks. Most of the old entitlements councillors enjoyed in the previous packages have been cancelled or not to be provided by government. They include allowances for motor vehicle, Personal Assistant, Domestic Staff, utility, leave responsibility, legislative aide and even newspapers.
 
Table of Salaries and Allowances of Legislators in Nigeria

FEDERAL LEGISLATOR

 

S/N

FEDERAL LEGISLATOR

 BASIC SAL

 ACCOM.

MOTOR

PA

DOM. STAFF

ENTERT.

UTILITIES

LEAVE ALL.

RESPONS. ALL.

LEG. AIDES

 S. ADV

 NEWS P

 CONST. ALL.

 TOTAL

 MONTHLY

1

SENATE PRES

2484242.5

TBP

TBP

TBP

TBP

TBP

TBP

248424.25

NIL

NIL

3 PERS.

TBP

3105303.13

3353727.38

279477.28

2

SPEAKER

2447110

TBP

TBP

TBP

TBP

TBP

TBP

247711

NA

NIL

3 PERS.

 TBP

1857832.5

2105543.5

175461.96

3

DEP. SEN. PRES.

2309166.75

TBP

TBP

TBP

TBP

TBP

TBP

230916.68

NIL

NIL

NIL

 TBP

2886458.44

3117375.11

259781.26

4

DEPUTY SPEAKER

2026400

TBP

TBP

TBP

TBP

TBP

TBP

202640

NA

NIL

NA

 TBP

1519800

1722440

143536.67

5

SENATOR

2026400

3039600

1013200

506600

1013200

405280

202640

202640

NIL

NIL

NA

 202,640.00

2533000

9118800

759900

6

MEMBER

1,985,212.50

2977818.75

992606.25

496303.13

992606.25

397042.5

98521.25

198521.25

NIL

NIL

NIL

 198,521.25

1488909.38

7940850

661737.5

STATE LEGISLATORS

STATE LEGISLATOR

 BASIC SAL

 ACCOM.

 MOTOR

 PA
DOM. STAFF

ENTERT.

UTILITIES

LEAVE ALL.

 RESPONS. ALL.

 LEG. AIDES

 S. ADV

 NEWS P

 CONST. ALL.

 TOTAL

 MONTHLY

7

SPEAKER SHA

1639875

TBP

TBP

NA

TBP

TBP

TBP

 NA

 NA

 2 AIDES

 2 PERSONS

 TBP

409968.75

   2,049,843.75

   170,820.31

8

DEPUTY SPEAKER SHA

1445982.5

TBP

TBP

NA

TBP

TBP

 TBP

 NA

 NA

 2 AIDES

 NIL

 TBP

361495.63

   1,807,478.13

   150,623.18

9

MEMBERS SHA

1337225

802335.00*

26744.4

NA

33430.5

NA

13372.2

 NA

 NIL

 2 AIDES

 NA

     6,686.10

33430.5

   1,450,888.70

   120,907.39

LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEGISLATORS

LGA/C LEGISLATOR

 BASIC SAL

 ACCOM.

 MOTOR

 PA

 DOM. STAFF

 ENTERT.

 UTILITIES

 LEAVE ALL.

 RESPONS. ALL.

 LEG. AIDES

 S. ADV

 NEWS P

 CONST. ALL.

 TOTAL

 MONTHLY

10

LEGISLATIVE LEADER

811300

      811,300.00

 CANCELLED

 NA

 NA

 NA

   81,130.00

 NIL

         81,130.00

 NA

 NIL

 NA

        40,565.00

   1,825,425.00

   152,118.75

11

DEP LEG. LEADER

810000

      810,000.00

 CANCELLED

 NA

 NA

 NA

   56,700.00

 NIL

         56,700.00

 NA

 NIL

 NA

        40,500.00

   1,773,900.00

   147,825.00

12

COUNCILORS

760076

      190,019.00

 CANCELLED

 NA

 NA

 NA

   76,007.60

 NIL

 NA

 NA

 NIL

 NA

        38,003.80

   1,064,106.40

     88,675.53

This Table is created by the Economic Confidential


NON-Monetised Packages for Nigeria’s Legislators


FEDERAL LEGISLATORS

S/N

CATEGORY

 MED.

 SA

 HARD ALL.

 SECURITY

 ROBE ALL.

 HOUSE MAINTS.

 S. ADV

 C O S

 NEWS P

 ANNUAL PAY

 MONTHLY PAY

1

SENATE PRESIDENT

 TBP

 TBP

 NA

 TBP

 TBP

 TBP

 3 PERSONS

 1 TBP

 TBP

   3,353,727.38

   279,477.28

2

SPEAKER

 TBP

 TBP

 NA

 TBP

 TBP

 TBP

 3 PERSONS

 1 TBP

 TBP

   2,105,543.50

   175,461.96

3

DEP. SEN. PRESIDENT

 TBP

 TBP

 NA

 TBP

 TBP

 TBP

 NIL

 NIL

 TBP

   3,117,375.11

   259,781.26

4

DEPUTY SPEAKER

 TBP

 TBP

 NA

 TBP

 TBP

 TBP

 NA

 NA

 TBP

   1,722,440.00

   143,536.67

5

SENATORS

 TBP

 TBP

 NA

 TBP

 NA

 NA

 NA

 NA

 202,640.00

   9,118,800.00

   759,900.00

6

MHR

 TBP

 TBP

 NA

 TBP

 NA

 NA

 NIL

 NIL

 198,521.25

   7,940,850.00

   661,737.50


STATE LEGISLATORS

 

STATE LEGISLATORS

 MED.

 SA

 HARD ALL.

 SECURITY

 ROBE ALL.

 HOUSE MAINTS.

 S. ADV

 C O S

 NEWS P

 ANNUAL PAY

 MONTHLY PAY

7

SPEAKER SHA

 TBP

 TBP

 NIL

 TBP

 TBP

 TBP

 2 PERSONS

 1 TBP

 TBP

   2,049,843.75

   170,820.31

8

DEPUTY SPEAKER SHA

 TBP

 TBP

 NIL

 TBP

 TBP

 TBP

 NIL

 NIL

 TBP

   1,807,478.13

   150,623.18

9

MEMBERS SHA

 TBP

 TBP

 NIL

 NA

 NA

 NA

 NA

 NA

     6,686.10

   1,450,888.70

   120,907.39

LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEGISLATORS

 

LGA/C LEGISLATORS

 MED.

 SA

 HARD ALL.

 SECURITY

 ROBE ALL.

 HOUSE MAINTS.

 S. ADV

 C O S

 NEWS P

 ANNUAL PAY

 MONTHLY PAY

10

LEGISLATIVE LEADER

 TBP

 NA

 NIL

 TBP

 NA

 NA

 NIL

 NIL

 NA

   1,825,425.00

   152,118.75

11

DEP LEG. LEADER

 TBP

 NA

 NIL

 TBP

 NA

 NA

 NIL

 NIL

 NA

   1,773,900.00

   147,825.00

12

COUNCILORS

 TBP

 NA

 NIL

 TBP

 NA

 NA

 NIL

 NIL

 NA

   1,064,106.40

     88,675.53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Table is created by the Economic Confidential
 
NOTE:
TBP: To Be Provided by Government
NA: Not Available
NIL: Not to be Provided by Government
CANCEL: It was provided before but now cancelled
 

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