Nigerian Senators Earn More Than Barack Obama + Full List Of Salaries

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.

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50 Comments

  • Is this report not aimed at blackmailing one section of the Government.For us not to have the above nortion the report suppossed to have include the salaries president Goodluck Jonanthan and his vice Namadi Sambo just as it did on presidents and heads of goverment of other nations in other to be fare to everybody.

  • I reckon with u kudu…selective reporting. This would have been a very reliable information if that was put to bear. However, right now I will just treat with a pinch of salt

  • Nigeria Law Makers ………. Makes law to suit their pocket at the expense of the common man………. We are noting everything……. Judgement day of this country is getting closer …. Like in Libya, Syria etc……. Then we will remember all of you ……… That stole to put the country in the mess …… Watch out …. Amend your ways.

  • Could somebody pls tell me what they do with all these monies. Wen hungry they eat food(protein, carbohy etc), wen thirsty – water, at night – one bed, they drive veh with 4 tyres & on same road like anyother, breathe same air, may fly private jets- same airspace.

  • I pray this is a lie because if in anyway it is true then the Nigerian senators and government must indeed be ashame of themselves as this is just in human for a poor country like Nigeria to have people looting the countries monies like that at the expense of the voting poor population. Repent or hell will be terrible for you all.

  • Nigerians always looking at the negative side of things …. this is information and we question why it was brought out instead of probing further in a more constructive manner to enable us get the exacts and make decisions that would better the country for u and i…Be it selective or not.. this had better not be treated with a pinch of salt rather we should call for a substantial report on the salaries of all our public officers starting from the president down to the lowest servant…… our govt. is an expensive one, we already know that and the people do not seem to care about it and that is why we can not develop as a nation… what a pity!!!!

  • Our leaders na big thief…..from the presidency to the local emirates,kingdoms,monarchs,etc. All of them from top to bottom have failed us. May God pay them double what they did us. Because of them there is so much crime in the land..boko haram na dem do am,armed robbery na dem cause am,kidnapping na dem sponsor am,even religious and ethnic bickerings na their wayo cause am

    • Vanity upon vanity all is vanity. Where are they taking all these money to, though mater any kind of mantions they build, they can only sleep one room at a time, if they are making the money for their genalations yet onborn, then those genalation most be a dor or doom to plan and work. May God help our these evil men. Amen

  • MAY GOD HELP MY GOOD PEOPLE OF NIGERIA,’I <3 ALL OF UUU MY PEOPLE,, check me out ____http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKDRJLUExDc (JOTEX-SHE BROKE THE RULE)

  • I just pray you do not allow these happenings to enter you deep coz there is nothing you can do about the whole thing. Just keep thanking God for the little you have and that He will bless it.
    No one is going anywhere with whatever they have to eternity.
    Let us always pray to God to give just what we will not have a tough time leaving behind.

  • For this our nation to be great again,we must have to remove the immune of greediness.They earned much but are still envy of ordnary man mega amount.What are they going to tell God?I always blame Nigerian for not recalling their representative.The elite own this country alot.They were given scholarship to study puposely to change to country to the next level but see how they are finishing our land.MAY GOD DELIVER THEM.

  • I urge d pple of NIGERIA dat dey shld not think dis thg otherwise nd not sin against GOD bcos bible say in (1Tim 6:7) dat “4 certainly we brought nothing 2 d world nd it is certain nd sure dat we wl carry nothing out.” upon al dis money they were earning evry month, dey wl stil leave evry thing on earth.pple are in dis Nigeria nd dey were dying in d poverty, howcome. Bible says dat : ASIWERE NKO ORO JO KOSI MO EMITI YIO KOLO. I Just pray 4 dem dat God wl touch dere earth nd dey wl neva have rest of mind until dey remember NIGERIA. Pple of Nigeria have a rest of mind bcos NIGERIA wl soon b beta in JESUS NAME. AMEN.

  • one should not be suprised why every politician wants to get into public offices by hook and by crook………..

  • Wow!!! But i know for sure that, that of the Nigerian president is double that of American president and i think this is why it has not been included here!!! Any way, this call for massive and immediate revolution. What say you comerades?

  • Upon all these so much money,cars,allowances and what ever.just one day God knows the best,that he made it that i can only go home with a borrowed car,wood or metal casket,the worst is that you will be buried in small corner of your mansion.so what a world,our leaders should be careful because God anger is on them

  • The day is counting down. all we are seeing Arab countries will be a child’s play because when it starts, it goona be full throttle. I hope we wake up b4 it get to that extend.

    • Let‘s pray 4 them to realise their mistakes, cos someday they will be call to account in everything by our creator.

  • Omg!!! wat den are we talking? who den are d cabals?…u see,dis makes me ask,is subcidy removal justifiable? shouldn’t dere b drastic cut of all dis jumbo pays?…WE ARE WATCHING!

  • They have to think about the poor masses,bcos we are undergoing so many pains underneath,and a group of people were just mismanaging what belong to everybody.
    Lord in Heaven we asked for ur devine intervention in Nigeria.

  • We are doomed,as only less than 2.5% of over 120million Nigerians are milking d country to exhaustion.Supply us with a comprehensive salary structure of all public office holders & lets strategise on how to fight d way.LONG LIVE NIGERIANS.

  • Good findings,are you just and fair about this report?,you mentioned other country presidents or ministers salaries why did you exclude your country’s president.Anyway, there is always sense in nonsense.Psychologically the report is Biased. And don’t tell us only what certain group want to hear but the real situation of things and i dont want to believe the this report is sponsored.Please,be just,fair,and factual

  • This is just the public known aspect of the stolen money! Talkless of others that are kept away from the reach of press and every over persons. They think that they will never die; but you will always die and leave the money and the money might just be wasted why not make the money work for the nation? PRAYER FOR NIGERIA IN DISTRESS IS SERIOUSLY NEEDED.

  • House members are thieves, looters and greedy buffons. Can U̶̲̥̅̊ imagine! And I knw dat GEJ’s own wuld b 100x that of evrybody. Yet †ђξ little we manage to get from subsidy was still taken frm us. Well that’s their own cup of tea. Watever happens, man must survive!

  • Nigeria is a rich country,the US is not. We have large familes in Nigeria,there is nothing like that in the europe or america.we pay our legislators big salaries to take us beyound the level of europe/america,how can we achieve that?

  • yes it is coming to an end. when one chase goat to a stage, the goat will surely turn back and fight. Nigerians will soon react and by God’s grace, we shall conquer. Over 140m versus 109 + 360 + 1president + few ministers & ambassadors with few others.

  • Am tired of readin stories…I cant wait to be 40+ so i can contest for the position of a senate. And become the senate president.. Am not askin for much… Just the number 3 citizen…

  • We have so many THIEVES called SENATORS. They will tell U there is no money in d country & 1 person collects dis amount of money without helping d innocent people dat re dying of hunger.
    God will PUNISH dem all.

  • Every single Nigerians should be ashamed of themselves (myself included) for allowing this nonsense to carry on under our noses, No matter how bad the military government gets it has never & will never embezzle &/or squander this amount of money. What are the pastors & Imams looking at? What are we all doing about this madness. What the Fcuk am I even doing/thinking/planing about this Madness

    We all need to get our heads examined…(lol just kiddin) but seriously We Need Prayers & God’s Divine Intervention to heal our heads & minds.

  • Its obvious that our freshident, sinators, gobblenors and representathieves are getting more than what they deserve. How can the country develop when our leaders are overfed? And to think about the fact that they still steal more after all these! Nigeria, good people, great nation!

  • This is the reason for the scrabble, the killing, the assassinations,the rituals,the kidnappings and do or die affairs in politics in the country. We are waiting for the Mediterranean spring/s.But we TALK ONLY THE TALK and NO action .The major problem in the country called Nigerian is who will BAIL THE CAT

  • I’m indeed speechless Ąπϑ ashamed of our government. So they earn this much Ąπϑ they seize every opportunity to steal money meant for T̶̲̥̅̊ђέ masses? Its really unfair. With all this money they earn, I see no reason why they shouldn’t work for T̶̲̥̅̊ђέ progress of Nigeria. What a shame. Greed has eaten them all up.

  • Sometimes I wonder if they are humans.this is wickedness and fraud in a magnified level.”wardrope allowance.”Anyway dear Nigerians let us keep praying cos I know this nonsense will soon stop.

  • If this is really true,God will not stop punishing u all,and the masses are suffering,all these other countries receiving lesser money,are we richer than them all or are the masses not entitled to some benefit in Nigeria…see all Nigerians running abroad to make ends meet and u are upstairs eating and looting the money,God will not spare u guys this year,he has given you enough time to have a change of mind….

  • God will eliminate ol of u, as u embezle our money. I can’t imagine dat, when pple ‘r surferin u so called dis foolish,lunatic,stupid,fuckin,robbish nd greedy law makers ‘r embezlin monies of millions nigerian citizen nd u ‘r smilin…

  • Dis is a case of d rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, nigeria is a country abundantly blessed wt wealth but d few privileged ones are sharing it alone. Imagine a country dt the poor citizens cannot be paid a minimum wage of twenty thousand naira yet dos thieves make law to suit demselves and are earning more than even the president of USA. In nigeria today many people are homeless, many die of hunger ,others die of lack of medical care. Many parents canot send their children to school while those in authority av der children schooling abroad. Many graduates are jobless instead of using part of des money to create jobs d few are enriching der personal pocket with it. Only God will save us in dis country!

  • Ya Allah.Even dey dont no hw to lie to loot our money. They ar collecting #1.24m only 4 newspaper per month.Hw many newspapers are dey going to buy in space of 30 or 31 days. This is theft if this article is true. May Allah help us the masses. Amen

  • Ya Allah.Even dey dont no hw to lie to loot our money. They ar collecting #1.24m only 4 newspaper per month.Hw many newspapers are dey going to buy in space of 30 or 31 days. This is theft if this article is true. May Allah help us the masses. Amen.

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