Nigerian senator’s N18m in annual salaries, N52m in allowances lowest in a presidential democracy – Lawan

In a paper presented at the first Distinguished Parliamentarians Lecture Series organised by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Lawan said the monthly salary of a Senator is N1.5 million, while that of a member of House of Representatives is N1.3 million.

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President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Monday stated that the salaries and emoluments of Nigeria’s federal lawmakers were the lowest in a presidential democracy.

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Monday stated that the salaries and emoluments of Nigeria’s federal lawmakers were the lowest in a presidential democracy.

In a paper presented at the first Distinguished Parliamentarians Lecture Series organised by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Lawan said the monthly salary of a Senator is N1.5 million, while that of a member of House of Representatives is N1.3 million.

According to the Senate President, a Nigerian senator gets a quarterly office running allowance of N13 million.

“The average office running cost for a senator is about N13 million while that of a member of the House of Representatives is N8 million”, he said.

By inference, N13 million office running cost for a Senator amounts to N52 million a year while the N8 million for a member of the House of Representatives amounts to N32 million in a year.

According to Lawan, the allowances cover costs of local/international travel consulting of professional services, medical services, office stationeries/computers, consumables, books, newspapers, magazines, maintenance of motor vehicles and office equipment etc.

Lawan faulted those who believed that the 9th National Assembly is a rubber stamp of the executive, saying it is one geared towards ensuring that the required synergy exists between the legislature and the executive for good governance in Nigeria”.

Earned academic allowances, university revitalization fnd.

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