Aside N13.5 Million Monthly Running Cost, Senators Collects Extra N1.06 Million Salary
More facts have emerged as to the monthly take home of each Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Recall that Senator representing Kaduna Central, Senator Shehu Sani, recently disclosed to the public that each member of the Red Chamber receives N13.5 Million ‘Running Cost’ every month. The revelation was the first time a member of the National Assembly will confirm what Nigerian senators earn.
Few wees after, the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) said each senator collects N1.06 million salary and allowances.
Spokesman Ibrahim Mohammed, in a statement in Abuja, said payment of running cost as mentioned by Senator Shehu Sani is not part of RMAFC mandate. He however maintained that only the National Assembly can explain such.
Meanwhile, the N1.06 million salary consists of the following: Basic-N168,866, motor vehicle fueling and maintenance allowance; and N126,650, Personal Assistant N42,216.
“Domestic Staff-N126,650, Entertainment-N50,660,Utilities-N50,660, Newspapers/Periodicals-N25,330, Wardrobe -N42,216, House Maintenance –N8,443 and Constituency-N422,166.”
Some allowances are regular; others are non-regular, Mohammed said.
“Regular allowances are paid regularly with basic salaries, while non-regular allowances are paid when due.
“For instance, furniture allowance of N6.079 million and severance gratuity of N6.079 million are paid once every tenure while motor vehicle loan of N8.1 million is optional, which the beneficiary has to offset before leaving office.”