No Nigerian senator, minister gets over N1m as monthly salary – FG


The federal government has revealed that there is no Senator or Minister in Nigeria who gets over N1,000,000 Naira as a monthly salary.

The Chairman of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, Mr Mohammed Bello, made this disclosure in a Channelstv interview.

He said, in sharp contrast to some people’s perception, Nigerian lawmakers and ministers don’t have jumbo salaries.

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He said, “Contrary to what many people perceive or believe that Legislators or Senators have jumbo salaries, no. There is no Senator or Minister that earns over a million Naira as salary from the federal government”.

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He also expressed dissatisfaction over the pay of Nigeria’s non-career ambassador.

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He revealed that a non-career ambassador receives the same salary as a deputy director at the federal ministry of Foreign affairs.

It was learnt that since 2007-2008 the federal government has not reviewed the salary structure of political office holders.


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