Shocking: 23 per cent of National Budget Spent on Salaries/Allowances of 18,000 Top Government Officials

The shocking revelation by a Presidential Committee on the Reform of the Public Service, that 18,000 Nigerians who belong to top echelon of the service get N1.26trn in salaries and allowances annually, has sparked angry reactions from Nigerians.

This amount constitutes 22.9 per cent of the 2013 budget which is N4.9 trn. All the prominent Nigerians who spoke on the issue were of the view that no country with a genuine desire to develop, would spend such an amount of money on a small number of people in a country whose annual budget is N4.9 trn.

The respondents were further angered that recommendations on similar shocking revelations by committees set up by the President had been ignored by the Federal Government. They also said the disclosure by the committee headed by a former Head of Service of the Federation, Adamu Fika, was a confirmation that cost of governance in the country is high.

Fika while presenting the committee’s report to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Ayim Pius Ayim, had said the figure emanated from the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission for the affected officers with effect from July 2007.

culled from the Punch


  • Thanks a good deal for giving everybody an extraordinarily memorable chance to read in detail from this site. It’s often so brilliant and packed with a lot of fun for me and my office acquaintances to search your internet site practically thrice in a week to read by way of the latest items you’ll have. And certainly, I’m undoubtedly astounded considering the exceptional tips you serve. Certain two points in this post are truly the most beneficial we’ve ever had.

  • Howdy! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog.

    Is it difficult to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I’m thinking about setting up my
    own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Thanks

  • My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find the majority of your post’s to be exactly what I’m looking for.
    can you offer guest writers to write content for you personally?
    I wouldn’t mind composing a post or elaborating on a number of the subjects you write concerning here. Again, awesome blog!

  • Ces par intermittences existentielles sont l’contrecoup de ces cris et si toi-même sentez votre existence bloquée, votre cœur
    saturé, vos émotions moulinées à l’exclusion de comprendre pourquoi, sans savoir quoi
    composer, nous vous proposons de toi-même laisser guider, lors d’unique voyage sensoriel, où toi-même serez cela voyageur
    puis où Mélissa sera votre accompagnatrice. FORFAITS
    Grâce de préciser quand de votre vagissement cela nom du forfait qui vous avez commandé ainsi qui le numéro de
    la commande. Un amical parrainé = bizarre époux offert de
    20mn offert avec Eva ou bien Charles Communiquer les prénoms, e-mail
    alors jour de naissance de vos allié(e)s parrainés CHANGEZ VOTRE
    FUTUR en compagnie de Héléna

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *