President Muhammadu Buhari’s official month-to-month wage is about N1,171,568. There are, nonetheless, 18 jumbo allowances which might be paid to the President month-to-month with no justification, SaharaReporters has gathered.
The President is entitled to hardship allowance of N146,446 per thirty days and Consistency allowance at N732,230 per thirty days.
SaharaReporters learnt that other than his wage, the President is entitled to no fewer than 18 allowances that are Personal assistant allowance, constituency, automobile fuelling/upkeep, home workers, leisure, recess, newspaper/periodicals, utilities, homes upkeep, safety, particular assistant, furnishings, wardrobe, obligation tour, lodging, estacode, and medical allowances.
The wage breakdown was given by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission.
The fee is empowered by part 32(d) of Part1 of the Third Schedule of the Constitution to find out the income appropriate for political workplace holders.
Meanwhile, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, earns N1, 010,524.17 month-to-month and N12, 126,290 yearly.
He is also entitled to numerous allowances, together with N126,315 month-to-month as hardship allowance and N631,577 month-to-month as Consistency allowance.
Other allowances for the highest political workplace holders are lodging allowance, furnishings, obligation tour allowance (per night time), motorcar fueling, and upkeep.
The quantities for every of those allowances are to be offered outdoors the official income mobilization allocation framework.
SaharaReporters gathered that lots of the allowances paid to Buhari and Osinbajo are avoided the information of Nigerians, significantly as referring to medical allowances, because the President has traveled out overseas for medical journeys greater than any sitting Nigerian president.
Despite the bleeding economic system, which is at present grappling with $33billion overseas money owed, the federal authorities has didn’t yield to calls for to chop the jumbo allowances paid to political workplace holders, together with members of the National Assembly.
In 2015, President Buhari introduced that he would solely be accumulating half of his month-to-month wage however it’s not sure he’s nonetheless taking a paycut six years after.
Only on Monday, a rights group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), requested the Federal High Court in Abuja to order the RMAFC and the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) to assessment downward the remuneration and allowances of Buhari, Osinbajo, the 36 governors and members of the National Assembly.
The group had stated the duo ought to do that by performing their statutory features.
SERAP, in a swimsuit quantity FHC/ABJ/CS/658/2021 filed final Friday, sought “an order of mandamus to direct and compel the RMAFC to send its downward review of the remuneration and allowances of these high-ranking public office holders and recommendations to the National Assembly for appropriate remedial and legislative action, as provided for by the Nigerian Constitution 1999 (as amended).”
SERAP stated slashing jumbo pay for the high-ranking political office-holders would cut back the unfair pay disparity between political officer holders and judicial officers.
SERAP can be looking for “an order of mandamus to direct and compel the RMAFC to perform its mandatory constitutional duty to urgently review upward the remuneration, salaries, and allowances, as well as the conditions of service for Nigerian judges.”
Joined within the swimsuit filed on behalf of SERAP by its attorneys, Kolawole Oluwadare and Ms. Adelanke Aremo, are Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, for themselves, and on behalf of all members of the Senate and House of Representative; and the National Judicial Council.