See money: Breakdown of a Nigerian senator’s monthly salary

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If you didn’t want to have anything to do with Nigerian politics, you probably will after reading this.

The following is the breakdown of a Nigerian senator’s monthly salary.

Basic Salary (BS) = N2,484,245.50

Hardship Allowance: 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

Do I see someone putting up campaign posters already?



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  1. And they run us down with that, imagin on-top of that they go about looking for ways to still steal hard earn tax payers’ money into their private accounts. Corrupts! will hold sway until we decide to change nothing changes.

  2. As long as our people continue to leave and go abroad a black man would never get respect nor dignity.Even so called black people stab each other in the back abroad black people are all stupid monkeys you people will never come of darkness the Caribbean
    stabs the African and Africans sell each other to the Whiteman you are all monkeys breeding to serve the Whiteman do the world a favour commit mass suicide useless race you only think with you mouth until
    the cops blow it out for you

  3. President elect and revenue mobilization and fisical commission in charge of salaries should pls take note.

  4. How can this be? What really are we doing? Many youths are unemployed, there is hunger in the land and people can not even put food on their tables. No infrastructures like power, water and good roads and yet these people are collecting such outrageous amount and smiling to the bank every month. What id governance for if the lives of the people are not impacted? Look all around Nigeria, what do you see? There is seious and urgent need for the government and the people to look into this issue and see how to get it right. No wonder, people kill and do all sorts of atrocities to enter or win elections. What a world! Let’s get it right and save our country and posterity!

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