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Salaries and Allowances of Nigerian Senators

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Salaries and Allowances of Nigerian Senators (2019 -2023) – What is the salary of senators in Nigeria? How much does a Nigerian Senator receive as salary per month? Well, according to our findings, an average Nigerian senator takes home N700,000 as salary per month while the senate president takes home N750,000 as salary every month.

When you add all the monthly allowances (entertainment, maintenance, health, furniture etc) revealed on this web page, an average Nigerian senator takes home unbelievable amounts of money every month.

In this article, you will find a complete breakdown of all the money (salaries, allowances etc) members of the senate in Nigeria receive in a month and annually.

Salary of Nigerian Senators (2019-2023)

The basic salary of Nigerian senators is N2,484,245.50. The amount is what every Nigerian senator receives per month.

Beyond the basic salary, there are certain amounts received by these senators that are not often made public. Below is a breakdown of Allowances received by Nigerian Senators.

Monthly Allowance of Nigerian Senators

A senator in Nigeria is entitled to a monthly allowance of N29,479,749 monthly, other than their basic salary of N2,484,245.50.

Nigerian Senators

Breakdown of Senator Allowances in Nigeria

Hardship Allowance

Hardship allowance for senators in Nigeria (monthly) is N1,242,122.70.

We have no idea why it is referred to as ‘hardship allowance’. If you know about this hardship allowance, feel free to leave a word or two about it in the comment section below this post.

Constituency Allowance

Constituency allowance for senators in Nigeria (monthly) is N4,968,509.00.

Probably meant for handling little challenges and setting up little projects to help the constituency a senator came from. Not too sure about this though.

Furniture Allowance

Furniture allowance for Nigerian senators is N7,452,736.50 monthly. The allowance is to enable each senator repair and, or purchase new set of furniture every month at the office or any other place the senators have the need for them.

Newspaper Allowance

Newspaper allowance for Nigerian senators is N1,242,122.70 monthly. The allowance is given to help the senators stay abreast of the happenings within and outside the country in order to help them come up with ideas that will help push the country forward.

Wardrobe Allowance

Wardrobe allowance for Nigerian senators is N621,061.37 monthly. The allowance, as it implies, is to enable each senator ‘look good’ while carrying out their legislative duties. With this money, they are to change their wardrobes every month.

Recess Allowance

Recess allowance for Nigerian senators is N248,424.55 monthly.

Accommodation Allowance

Accommodation Allowance for Nigerian senators is N4,968,509.00 monthly. The allowance is meant to take care of the accommodation needs of the senators.

Utilities Allowance

Utilities allowance for Nigerian senators is N828,081.83 monthly. The allowance is meant to take of utilities such as power, and water bills, both at home and in the office.

Domestic Staff Allowance

Domestic staff allowance for Nigerian senators is N1,863,184.12 monthly. This is meant to take care of a senator’s domestic staff, such as the drivers, cleaners, chefs and other domestic staff a senator may have so he can focus on his/her job.

Entertainment Allowance

Entertainment allowance for Nigerian senators is N828,081.83. The allowance is meant for any kind of entertainment a senator may need or require.

Personal Assistant Allowance

The personal assistant allowance for Nigerian senators is N621,061.37 and it is meant to take care of those working as personal assistants with any of the senators in Nigeria. With this allowance, a senator can pay the salaries of his personal assistants and handle other needs his assistants may have.

Vehicle Maintenance Allowance

Vehicle Maintenance Allowance for Nigerian senators is N1,863,184.12 monthly. The allowance is meant to take cover vehicle maintenance of the lawmakers every month

Leave Allowance

Leave allowance for Nigerian senators is N248,424.55. With this allowance, a senator can comfortably go for leave and return back to work when due.

Severance Gratuity

Severance gratuity for Nigerian senators is  N7,425,736.50 monthly

We would love more information on this. Kindly let us know in the comment section.

Motor Vehicle Allowance

The motor vehicle allowance for Nigerian senators is N936,982.00 monthly. The difference between this and the ‘Vehicle Maintenance Allowance’ earlier mentioned is that this allowance is meant for buying vehicles while the former is meant for maintaining them.

Wrapping Up

We would love to know your thoughts and opinions on this. Do you think Nigerian senators are being overpaid or that the salary and allowances received by these senators are too much?

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  • Okanlawon says:

    Oh boy! See money eeeeh! No wonder politics is a do or die in this country.

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