The list of Nigerian ministers sworn in by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, November 11, are paid N487 million as an annual compensation.
If you compare that to President Barack Obama, who earns $400,000 annually you can see that the difference is clear.
The present compensation packets that were approved by the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), are governed by the Nigerian Remuneration Act of 2007.
In June 2015, the RMAFC went under way the procedure for a downward audit of the current compensations and allowances of political, open and legal office holders. The audits got to be basic following the government incomes created by falling costs in the global oil market. New packages arranged by the board of trustees have recently been confirmed at a retreat held for the chiefs of the office.
However, the ministers are people in the Executive Cabinet of Nigeria headed by the current President of the federation: Mohammed Buhari.
This article exposes the entire salary structure of Nigerian ministers in Buhari’s cabinet, and allowances given to the 19 ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Keep in mind that the information on the salaries of Nigeria’s current ministers appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari is defined out for public consumption. In other words, most of the allowances are not pertaining to the duties assigned to each of them. There are 19 ministers in the Cabinet of Nigeria and you can also find the full list of current Nigerian ministers at the end of the article.
Below, you will find the breakdown of salaries of current Nigerian ministers and their portfolios:
According to the current package, Babatunde Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing, Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transport, Lai Mohammed, the minister of Information and culture, and also other senior ministers will be entitled to receive N4,052,800 as housing allowance.
- Each ministers will receive N6,079,200 as furniture allowance – paid once in 4 years.
- Each Nigerian Minister will receive N8,105,600 as vehicle allowance – The vehicle allowance is a loan the minister has to pay back before the end of the tenure.
- The basic annual salary of each of functional minister is N2,026,400 (N168,866.66 monthly).
- Each month, the ministers receive a vehicle fueling and a maintenance allowance of N1,519,800 (total annually).
- Each of the senior ministers receive a payment of N1,519,800 for domestic staff, N911,880 annually – for entertainment, N607,920 – for utilities, N405,280 – for monitoring, N303,960 – for periodicals.
- So, the annual allowances for each minister in Nigeria are N13,374,240, excluding the vehicle allowance that is optional
- However, each of the ministers in Buhari’s cabinet receives N3,915,160 as housing allowance and N5,872,740 for furniture allowance.
- Apart from the senior counterparts, each state ministers also receive a vehicle fueling and a maintenance allowance of N1,468,185 ( in a year).
- Also, each of the state ministers receive N880,911 per year for entertainment, N587,274 – for utilities, N293,637 – for periodicals (Newspapers). The federal government is projected to pay the state ministers the amount not less than N163,765,316 annually.
The Names of Nigerian Ministers – Full List of Current Nigerian Ministers
- Chris Ngige – (Anambra) Minister of Labour & Employment
- Kayode Fayemi- (Ekiti) Minister of Solid Minerals
- Rotimi Amaechi – (Rivers) Minister of Transportation
- Babatunde Fashola -(Lagos) Minister of Power, Works and Housing
- Abdulrahman Dambazau- (Kano) Minister of Interior
- Aisha Alhassan – (Taraba) Minister of Women Affairs
- Ogbonaya Onu- (Ebonyi) Minister of Science and Technology
- Kemi Adeosun – (Ogun) Minister of Finance
- Abubakar Malami – (Kebbi) Minister of Justice & Attorney-General
- Sen Hadi Sirika – (Katsina) Minister of State, Aviation
- Barr. Adebayo Shittu – (Oyo) Minister of Communication
- Suleiman Adamu – (Jigawa) Minister of Water Resources
- Solomon Dalong – (Plateau) Minister for Youth and Sports
- Ibe Kachikwu – (Delta) Minister of State, Petroleum
- Osagie Ehanire – (Edo) Minister of State, Health
- Audu Ogbeh – (Benue) Minister of Agriculture
- Udo Udo Udoma – (Akwa Ibom) Minister of Budget & National Planning
- Lai Mohammed – (Kwara) Minister of Information
- Amina Mohammed – (Gombe) Minister of Environment
- Ibrahim Usman Jibril – (Nasarawa) Minister of State, Environment
- Hajia Khadija Bukar Ibrahim- (Yobe) Minister of State, Foreign Affairs
- Cladius Omoleye Daramola (Ondo) Minister of State, Niger Delta
- Prof Anthony Onwuka (Imo) Minister of State, Education
- Geoffrey Onyema (Enugu) Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Dan Ali (Zamfara) Minister of Defence
- Barr James Ocholi (Kogi) Minister of State, Labour & Employment
- Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna) Minister of State Budget and National Planning
- Okechukwu Enelamah (Abia) Minister of Trade, Investment & Industry
- Muhammadu Bello (Adamawa) Minister of Federal Capital Territory
- Mustapha Baba Shehuri (Bornu) Minister of State, Power
- Aisha Abubakar (Sokoto) Minister of State, Trade & Investment
- Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa) Minister of State, Agriculture
- Adamu Adamu (Bauchi) Minister of Education
- Isaac Adewole (Osun) Minister of Health
- Abubakar Bawa Bwari (Niger) Minister of State, Solid Minerals
- Pastor Usani Uguru (Cross River) Minister of Niger Delta
* President Muhammadu Buhari- Minister of Petroleum
One thing to note is that the current ministers in Nigeria are paid more than the former ministers in the past administrations due to current economic slump which demanded the increase in the remuneration package in the Nigerian ministers.
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