«Home

How Much Does Nigerian Senators Earn Per Month?

I live in the US and i was talking to a friend of mine recently and he told that senators in Nigeria earn US$70,000 per month. That kind of shocked me even though that i know anything can happen in nigeria and that nigerian politicians steals money in unbelievable amounts. But that their official salary is $70,000 per month is a big shock for me because this is more than what the US president earn per month. So i am asking the forumers here the question "How much does Nigerian Senators earn per month" and do you think that amount is OK?

Looking forward to response from you guys.

Avatar
Newbie
13 answers

Officially a senator in Nigeria earns just 4 million naira per year. However, there are many other bonuses and allowances paid to them on yearly basis. They include furniture and accommodation, vehicle loan, etc. Some of them are paid out annually, while others are paid once in four years.

Over all a senator may get additionally over 10 million naira or even more during his or her term. That significantly increases the income level of these officials.

0
Avatar
Expert

This brings me to rememba my hero Umaru Musa Yaradua, he saw these things and said political office holders shld take paycut, but wat wld pple hav said on dis forum, let me try. This Yaraclueles does not know Nigerias problem this Yaradull has no idea how to move dis nation forward, is Yaragoat going to slash their undertable deals and so on. All d man said was dat d pay of political ofice holders isn't justified when compared to present realities in d economy, if he had slashed d senators nd reps salaries we would all be here shouting seperation of power and rule of law and d Yaradua I know wld not even try to slash their salaries but wld xpect them to take a clue frm him, oh I 4got he is clueless.

The senators nd reps are d bane of this particular administration, they were granted full autonomy, that was wen it took them just 24hrs to increase their salaries by 100%, that was why I neva suported them amendin our constitution because they are very selfish people, thanks to Yaradua who had called for d expulsion of d imunity clause if not d senators wld hav xtended d clause to cover them.

GREEDY BASTARDS

0
Avatar
Newbie

The salary of a MP in UK is £65K per year.

The salary of a Senator in Nigeria is less than £16K per year.

The salary plus cost of allowances and amenities to maintain a MP in UK is on average £285K per year.

The salary plus cost of allowances and amenities to maintain a Senator in Nigeria on LfL basis is less than £75K per year.

The daft and moronic Naija journalists have somehow factored in loans, constituency allowances and even lies in figures to mislead Nigerians.

0
Avatar
Newbie

The figures above was from a previous post on this forum, even though that does not amount to $70000 a month its still outrageous. Are saying that is ok. How much does parliamentarians earn monthly in UK where u live?

0
Avatar
Newbie

They don't make that much in a month. Your friend is talking from his Bottom like a lot of Nigerians do especially their press men.

0
Avatar
Newbie

what about creating a website with this figures on it. That every Nigerian can go there and take a look. Does such website allready exist ? If yes please post link.

0
Avatar
Newbie

The figures again. Just to keep it alive

Pass it on people.

0
Avatar
Newbie

I'm actually quite serious about the proposal. I don't know if anyone knows of a way to get it on as many media outlets as possible in nigeria. I think the sad thing is that the pay structure can only be changed by a vote by the assembly, so the chance of any change is slim to none unless new and honest people are brought into the national assembly.

0
Avatar
Newbie

I think this should be everywhere in Nigeria. Everybody should be aware of it and people should really ask questions. It should be on all news papers, radio stations, tv stations, movies , everywhere. If you were an employer will you pay so much money without getting anything in return. Our leaders are our employees, so what are we getting in return. we must ask.

0
Avatar
Newbie

I don't know if this has already been done, but would it be possible to publish that information all over the nigerian newspapers so that more people will become aware?

i think people will be very angry at how much these people make and yet do nothing to improve the country.

Then again who knows if it will just motiviate some people to try to get into politics.

0
Avatar
Newbie

wow!. I checked out that post and its hard to believe. Does Nigerians know this?. What kind of country is this?. Is this not reason enough for people to be protesting on every streets in the country on daily basis. What is wrong with nigerians, how can this look normal to anybody. This is just crazy. In a country where people can not afford 3 square meal, no power, no water, no good roads, schools are decaying, no good form of transportation to mention but a view. Are Nigeria just plain silly?

0
Avatar
Newbie

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-276078.0.html

0
Avatar
Newbie

Does anybody to the answer to this question or people just dont how much their leaders earn?

0
Avatar
Newbie
Your answer
Add image

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.