Nigerian Senators earn more than US president, Barack Obama (See Full list of allowances)

Nigerian Senators A Nigerian senator earns more in Salary than Barack Obama of the US and David Cameron of the UK. I’ll leave you to tell how much Nigerian president goes home with at the end of each month.

An Indian lawmaker must work for at least 49 years to earn the annual salary of a Nigerian senator.

In the United States, while the minimum wage is $1,257 (N191, 667), a US lawmaker earns $15,080 (N2.3m) per month. In the United Kingdom, a lawmaker earns $8,686(N1.3m) monthly while the gross national minimum wage is $1,883 (N283, 333) per month. Also, Nigerian lawmakers earn higher than their counterparts in Sweden. With a monthly pay of $7,707 (N1.2m), a lawmaker in Sweden will need to work for over 12 years to equal what a Nigerian senator earn per annum.

The president of the United States takes home an anual salary of $400,000 (N64.156,0m), including a $50,000 expense allowance making the president the highest paid public servant in the US. The $400,000 includes everything and $350,000 out of it is taxable.

Selected States (salary per annum)
The prime minister of the United Kingdom……USD 226,627.00
French president………………………………….. USD 318,072.00
South African president…………………………..USD 296,112.00
German chancelor………………………………….USD 296,112.00
The Prime Minister of Belgium…………………..USD 174,804.00
President of the Republic of Korea……………..USD 136,669.00
President of Russia…………………………………USD 122,652.00
Prime Minister Portugal……………………………USD 129,730.00
Prime Minister Namibia……………………………USD 115,155.00
President of Angola………………………………..USD 60,000.00
President Argentina………………………………..USD 55,139.00
Prime Minister Ukraine…………………………….USD 61,254.00
President Zimbabwe……………………………….USD 18,000.00
President of People’s republic of China………..USD 10,633.00
President Liberia……………………………………USD 90,000.00
Prime Minister Spain ……………………………..USD 102,960.00
Prime Minister Namibia…………………………..USD 115,155.00
President Namibia…………………………………USD 164,506.00
President of Colombia …………………………..USD 120,685.00
Prime Minister of the Netherlands……………..USD 190,740.00
Prime Minister Ireland……………………………USD 264,000.00
Prime Minister Denmark…………………………USD 264,533.00
President Mexico………………………………….USD 328,839.00
USD 328,839.00 ………………………………….USD 427,886.00
President Austria………………………………….USD 422,231.00
President of the European Council…………….USD 508,916.00

NIGERIAN SENATORS
Basic Salary (BS) = N2,484,245.50

Hardship Allowanc: 50% of Basic Salary = N1,242,122.75

Constituency allowance: 200% of BS = N4,968,509.00

Furniture Allowance: 300% of BS = N7,452,736.50

Newspaper allowance: 50% = N1,242,122.70

Wardrobe allowance: 25% = N621,061.37

Recess Allowance: 10% = N248,424.55

Accommodation: 200% = N4,968,509.00

Utilities: 30% = N828,081.83

Domestic Staff: 35% = N863,184.12

Entertainment: 30% = N828,081.83

Personal Assistance: 25% = N621,061.37

Vehicle Maintenance Allowance: 75% = N1,863,184.12

Leave Allowance : 10% = N248,424.55

One off payments (Severance gratuity): 300% = N7,452,736.50

Motor Vehicle Allowance: 400% of BS = N9,936,982.00

Total per month = N29, 479, 749.00

A senator’s anual salary = over N182 million
multiply by 109 senators (don’t forget the House of rep, ministers, ambassadors, …)

In addition to the regular and legitimate salaries and allowances of over N17 million ($113,333) and N14.99 million ($99,933) which senators and reps were collecting yearly and the irregular allowance of estacodes, duty tours etc, they were also collecting over N192m ($1.28m) and N140m ($0.93m) respectively in illicit quarterly allocation which is not provided for by RMAFC.

Effectively, a Nigerian senator was taking home at least $1.40m ($1.28m quarterly allocations + $0.113m regular salaries and allowances) as against the $0.174m an American senator takes home hence a Nigeria senator earns at least 8 times as much as an American senator and more than 3 times the American president.

Whereas a Senator in the U.S earns N21, 146,000, the same as a member of the House of Representatives; a UK Member of Parliament earn £64,766 (N14, 896,180)

In other words, a Federal Legislator in Nigeria is paid more than double what a Member of British Parliament earns per annum.

Senate President David Mark alone takes N250 million quarterly or N83.33 million per month. Senate Deputy President Ike Ekweremadu gets N150 million per quarter or N50 million a month.

Mark and Ekweremadu earns in 4 months, six times what the UK Prime Minister earns in a year. David Cameron goes home with £190,000 per anum (N43, 700,000)

In a newspaper news article entitled ‘An Assembly for looting’ written by Musikilu Mojeed with Elor Nkereuwem, the authors rightly claimed that each of the 360 members of the House of Representatives were getting N35 million in cash money in quarterly allocation while each of the 109 Senators pockets N48 million each. These allocations have however been slashed by 20% to N27 million ($180,000) and N38 million ($253,333) respectively due to the 20% reduction requested by the late president.

Source: Naij

  1. ifade segun socialist Reply

    This is another lucid and concise article to show how the nation’s resources that is meant for all nigerians is been milk by microscopic political elites, whose greediness is can only be compare to that of an ocean-it is uncountable! No wonder every outgoing governor always want to vie, using their power to get the senatorial slot, all to continue their grand exploitation of the common nigerians. For me, the ordinary nigerian must know that their liberation from political and economical exploitation and annihilation is in their hands. They must gather themselves irrespective of their religion and ethnicity ¢ømƐ together and clamour for their liberation from the hands of these vampires. However, Ȋ̝̊̅ want to appreciate you all at the AFRICAN SPOTLIGHT for a good job you have been doing. All these is what nigerians needed for their mind and eyes to open. Once again, good job.

  2. kingben Reply

    With this how can †̥ђe̶̲̥̅ ordinary citizen have social justice, when Roques a̶̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̅ sarboteurs have appropriated †̥ђe̶̲̥̅ goods of †̥ђe̶̲̥̅ nation unto themself. Let’s unite a̶̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̅ vote Buhari I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ 2015 for cleansing of †̥ђe̶̲̥̅ land. If they won’t let our decision count let’s revolt a̶̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̅ kill these legislathieves a̶̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̅ executhieves

  3. Biodun Reply

    I can’t just believe dis if it happen I got to hear dis from some1 verbally. Dis Nigeria. Politicians Legislooters so called monthly take home package is ten much! Why can’t the Boko Haram assists to eliminate dis pple instead of killing innocent souls, they shld please help Nigerians to clear off this greedy pple. Many are outside there fighting with hardship, to even maintain 2-square meals per day is impossible. We need to rise up against these pple otherwise the incoming generations will put the blame on us. I doubt what will happen in some years to come if the price of crude oil per barrel falls below than normal. Let’s rise up Nigerians to combat corruption, the earlier the better they say.

  4. segun peter Reply

    thats why i want a military intervention to erase the status quo and engender a fresh start, because there is no civilian that can moderate this dry-milking of our national treasury by the insatiable and self seeking ‘legislooters’,’executhieves’ and judi-sharing parading themselves as Nigeria govt without facing an insurmountable attack. God will judge them all.

  5. tony Reply

    I agree dt buhari can do the job bt pple α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ scared dt he is a religious fanatic, boko haram α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ even sponsored by the so called leaders in this country, τ̲̅ȍ‎​ revolt wld b D̶̲̥̅̊ best bt who wld lead it is the issue here.

  6. Buston Reply

    God please save your children from the hands of this blood money suckers,a senator annual salary is 182 million when we are 140 million people according to 2006/2007 sencus board.boko haram abeg help us kill all this wizards for us instead of innocent hungry masses

  7. Sara Reply

    God will cleanse them.

  8. Nura I Rimaye Reply

    Wallahi! Wallahi!! Wallahi!!!
    I beliave in BUHARI he is the only prominant politician that can help masses out o this burning room(9ja)
    BUHARI frankly speekin some use their sentiment to blank paint him, as BOKO HARAM, RELIGIOUS FOUNDIMENTALIES, e t c. BUHARI is not BOKO HARAM, PDP is the real boko haram as what azazi revailed, BUHARI is muslim like any othe muslim, did buhari do anytin wrong to xtian when he is president b4?
    Pls my people think twice, dont let your sentiment over shadow your reasonin.

  9. Alade Ngbede Reply

    Oncemore,the astonishing revelations about law makers earning shows nigeria is a failed state.It has also redefine the country’s leadership as currupt personified.

  10. LausDeo Reply

    Hardship allowance!…Nigeria sucks

  11. Prince Golden Reply

    By God’s grace, i shall become a senator come 2015. Amen.

  12. billy raphael Reply

    GOD PLS SAVE US FROM HAND OF THIS EVIL SENATORS, THEY DONT KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE PASSING THROUGH IN NIGERIA

  13. abdul giade Reply

    Never mind them. Just let them to cut there cut. . . . . . . . . .

  14. Adams Reply

    How can Nigeria “GROW” in these situation? We,common people of Nigeria, have to something to STOP these “BARBARIC” acts so Nigeria can move forward and the STANDARD OF LiVING will INCREASE. God BLESS Nigeria.

  15. Ahmad Reply

    The next thing is form Nigeria to be privitised, so that the senators ex, serving would be share holders

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