Salary Structure Of Nigerian Governors, Deputy, Ministers, Senators (2023)

How much is the salary of Nigerian Governors? How much do Nigerian Governors earn monthly? What is the salary of a Governor per month? How much is the Nigerian president’s salary? How many years do governors serve in Nigeria? How much does Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu earn per month? What is the pension of a Governor? This article is a comprehensive guide on the salaries of Governors in Nigeria.

Salary Of Nigerian Governors, Deputy, Ministers, Senators (2023)

Salaries Of Governors In Nigeria

Are you curious about the salaries of Governors in Nigeria? Read this post for a comprehensive breakdown of the different earnings including pension and allowances.

The 36 State Governors in Nigeria, according to the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Package (RMAFP), each earn a monthly basic salary of ₦2,223,705, a yearly pay of ₦11,540,896, as well as an annual leave allowance of ₦222,370.50.

State Governors are entitled to 400% of their annual basic salary (which should be ₦8,894,820.00) as loans for vehicles and maintenance.

Medical expenses, estacodes and duty tour allowance are usually provided on request by a governor. And upon completion of his tenure, the governor receives a severance gratuity of ₦6,671,115.

See a breakdown of a State governor’s salary and allowance in Nigeria below:

  • Total salary: ₦11,540,896
  • Basic salary: ₦2,223,705
  • Leave allowance: ₦222,370.50
  • Vehicle loan: 400% of annual basic salary.
  • End of tenure gratuity: ₦6,671,115

Deputy Governor Salary In Nigeria

A deputy governor’s salary is about ₦10,772,296 per annum, thus the basic salary that the deputy governor earns is ₦2,112,215. He gets an ₦8,448,860 vehicle loan as well as an annual leave allowance of ₦211,221.50.

Medical bills, accommodation, furniture and travel allowance for a deputy governor are provided for by the state government.

See a breakdown of a Deputy State Governors’ salaries below:

  • Basic salary: ₦2,112,215.
  • Car loan: ₦8,448,860
  • Annual leave allowance: ₦211,221.50

Minister Salary In Nigeria

A minister’s salary in Nigeria is ₦487 million annually which includes all the allowances and bonuses he/she is entitled to.

See the full breakdown of ministers’ salaries:

  • Basic salary: ₦2,026,400
  • Car Refueling and Service: ₦1,519,000
  • Domestic Staff: ₦1519,000
  • Entertainment: ₦911,800
  • Utilities cost: ₦607,920.
  • Personal Assistant allowance: ₦506,600
  • Monitoring allowance: ₦405,280
  • Newspaper allowance: ₦303,960.
  • Leave Allowance: ₦202,640.
  • Tour duty allowance: ₦35,000.
  • Estacode allowance: $900 USD per night
  • Housing allowance: ₦4,052,800.
  • Furniture allowance: ₦6,079,200.
  • Motor Vehicle loan: ₦8,105,600.

Salary Of Senators/House of Rep In Nigeria

The monthly Salary of a Nigerian Senator is ₦1.5 million while that of a member of the House of Representatives is ₦1.3 million.

A senator’s average quarterly office running cost is about ₦13m while that of a member of the House of Representatives is ₦8m which amounts to ₦52m per annum and ₦32m in a year respectively.

These quarterly office 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 among others.

Commissioner/Secretary to the State Government

The remuneration of the Secretary to the State Government and Commissioner is N10,831,522, which includes an annual base salary of N1.337.225. Furniture allowance is N4.011.675, whereas N133.722.50 is the leave allowance.

A vehicle loan of N5.348.900 and a severance gratuity of N4,011,675 are also paid to the secretary and commissioner.

For international trips, unlike for governors and deputy governors, there is a limit. This is set at $600, whereas the local trip cap is set at N25,000.

Local Government area chairman’s salary

Local Government Chairmen are paid a total annual compensation of N5.994.65, which includes a N908,312 basic pay. There’s also a N1.362.468 furniture allowance that comes once every four years. Other benefits include a leave allowance N9o.831.20 and a vehicle loan N9o.831.20.

In addition, at the end of their four-year term, these officials are paid N2.724.936 in severance pay.

The deputy local government chairman’s annual compensation is expected to be N5.630.169.60, with an annual base salary of N853.056. There is a leave allowance of N85.305 60. The deputy LG chairman receives a furniture allowance of N1 279.584 and a car loan of N3.412.224. They are paid a separate N2 559.168.00 severance bonus at the end of their employment.

Secretaries of Local Government and councilors of Local Government

The following is a list of the LGA councilors and secretaries.

  • Total remuneration: N5, 341, 380
  • Allowance for furniture: N809,300 N1.213.950
  • N80.930 in leave allowance
  • N3.237.200 vehicle loan
  • Gratuity at the end of the contract: N2, 427.900.

Wrapping Up

So now you know not only the salary of Nigerian Governors but that of their deputies, Ministers, senators and honorable in the House of Representatives.

Chinedu Okeke

Chinedu is the founder of Nigerian Tech. He is a tech enthusiast who has the passion for emerging trends in the tech industry. He is also a professional web content developer.

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