Say What! National Assembly Members to get N8.64bn as Wardrobe Allowance Next Week

Date: 16-06-2015 10:43 am (5 years ago) | Author: Giwa bayo
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The newly inaugurated members of the National Assembly are to receive N8.64 billion as Wardrobe allowance next week.  N8.64 billion wardrobe allowance translates to N17.5 million for each of the 360 members of the House of Representatives and N21.5 million for each of the 109 senators. This is asides the other allowances they are entitled to which includes furniture, housing and vehicle.
While the wardrobe allowance will cover the entire four-year tenure that they will be in office, their housing allowances are to be paid on a yearly basis. Based on the approval of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), the housing allowance for political office holders is usually 200 per cent of their annual salaries, the furniture allowance is 300 per cent of annual salaries, while a motor vehicle loan is pegged at 400 per cent of their annual salaries.
Going by this policy, each of the 107 senators besides the Senate President and his deputy, will be paid N4,052,800 as housing allowance. This will be paid to them every year, translating to N433,649,600 as housing allowance to be paid to the Senate annually, while the Senate President and the Deputy Senate President will be provided accommodation by the federal government.
On the other hand, each member of the House of Representatives will be paid N3,970,425 as housing allowance. This implies that the each of the 358 House of representatives members aside the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, will collect a total of N1,421,412,150 as housing allowance.
Like that of the Senate, the speaker and deputy speaker will be given accommodation by the federal government. Following the monetisation of entitlements of public officials undertaken by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration, the lawmakers lost the right to occupy houses built and maintained by the government. Hence, the federal government sold the houses previously occupied by the lawmakers to them.
Since the principal officers of the Sixth National Assembly benefited from the sale of the houses, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is currently building new ones for the four presiding officers of both chambers. On the furniture allowance, each of the senators will be paid N6,079,200 while the furniture for both the Senate president and his deputy will be provided by the government. The total sum to be paid to the 107 senators as furniture allowance will be N650,474,400.
In the House of Representatives, each member will be paid N5,955,637.50 as furniture allowance. This means that the 358 members will collect a total of N2,132,118,225 for furniture.
On the vehicle loan, each of the senators is entitled to N8,105,600, while each House member is entitled to N7,940,850.50, meaning that the 107 senators will collectively take N867,299,200 as vehicle loans while the 358 House members will get N2,842,824,479 for their vehicles.

Posted: at 16-06-2015 10:43 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
- charllyeze at 16-06-2015 11:27 AM (5 years ago)
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Monkey dey work babboo dey chop
Posted: at 16-06-2015 11:27 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- Larry28 at 16-06-2015 12:00 PM (5 years ago)
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Hmmmm
Posted: at 16-06-2015 12:00 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- EmekaBlue at 16-06-2015 12:44 PM (5 years ago)
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Ole
Posted: at 16-06-2015 12:44 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- k4short2 at 16-06-2015 12:51 PM (5 years ago)
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oohhh. my head dey big ohh? make ona hold me abeg
Posted: at 16-06-2015 12:51 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bishopdon at 16-06-2015 12:58 PM (5 years ago)
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Nigerians, we are fools. such money is paid to law makers and we are all there reading about it, nobody is protesting against such rubbish, God will never come down to solve the problem for me and u. workers salaries have not been paid for almost one year now,  no good Road, no functional Health system, etc. is time we say no to such law. where is the Change?
Posted: at 16-06-2015 12:58 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- proly at 16-06-2015 01:08 PM (5 years ago)
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Chaii dis people re old criminals ooooh dia is GOD oooOooooo...where some people ve nt seen garri 2 soak
Posted: at 16-06-2015 01:08 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- beneno at 16-06-2015 01:13 PM (5 years ago)
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ooooooooh
Posted: at 16-06-2015 01:13 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- PoliticxGuru at 16-06-2015 01:14 PM (5 years ago)
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wasted generation
Posted: at 16-06-2015 01:14 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- edpete at 16-06-2015 01:43 PM (5 years ago)
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SLASH YOUR ALLOWANCES OR WE SLASH YOUR THROATS! SLASH YOUR ALLOWANCES OR WE SLASH YOUR THROATS! SLASH YOUR ALLOWANCES OR WE SLASH YOUR THROATS! SLASH YOUR ALLOWANCES OR WE SLASH YOUR THROATS! SLASH YOUR ALLOWANCES OR WE SLASH YOUR THROATS! SLASH YOUR ALLOWANCES OR WE SLASH YOUR THROATS! SLASH YOUR ALLOWANCES OR WE SLASH YOUR THROATS! SLASH YOUR ALLOWANCES OR WE SLASH YOUR THROATS! SLASH YOUR ALLOWANCES OR WE SLASH YOUR THROATS!
Posted: at 16-06-2015 01:43 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osarobo62 at 16-06-2015 03:23 PM (5 years ago)
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 Sad Sad Sad Sad remember that bag of salt and rice that you collected before voting,....this is the result .
Posted: at 16-06-2015 03:23 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- osarobo62 at 16-06-2015 03:25 PM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: bishopdon on 16-06-2015 12:58 PM
Nigerians, we are fools. such money is paid to law makers and we are all there reading about it, nobody is protesting against such rubbish, God will never come down to solve the problem for me and u. workers salaries have not been paid for almost one year now,  no good Road, no functional Health system, etc. is time we say no to such law. where is the Change?
Nigeria is a society that worships thieves and dishonesty......so they won't protest.
Posted: at 16-06-2015 03:25 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- echeeche at 16-06-2015 03:31 PM (5 years ago)
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That is normal for them
Posted: at 16-06-2015 03:31 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Fazob at 16-06-2015 03:47 PM (5 years ago)
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They are constitutionally entitled, I mean Nigerian constitution
Posted: at 16-06-2015 03:47 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Illega at 16-06-2015 05:05 PM (5 years ago)
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This is unbelievable, is this the change we are expecting?. whereas some states salaries have not been paid for the past 7 month and some pedophile lawmakers  will collect this amount, i can understand. Is this the type of change people voted for?.  the only thing they know is how to share the money among them self  and ordinary people are outside there suffering. God come and rescue us from this arranging, wayo, wayo paddy, paddy government.     
Posted: at 16-06-2015 05:05 PM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- italianjob at 16-06-2015 06:06 PM (5 years ago)
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Una go see change tire,
Posted: at 16-06-2015 06:06 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ignis99 at 16-06-2015 06:57 PM (5 years ago)
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Until we wake up from this slumber Nigeria will always remain poor.Yes, how can  a Nigerian who wants to help his or her country do better , greedily collect money for cloth to attend to a matter that will alleviate the suffering of the people.
Its a shame honestly and it is only if this stupid attitude of quick wealth thru political post becomes a thing of the past will Nigeria make any head way forward.
If you like call for change from today till forever, you will never find one unless we take up a civil protest to challenge this systematic anomaly .Enough is enough this National Assembly has dragged Nigeria and Nigerians to a point of no return.
Posted: at 16-06-2015 06:57 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- eoadex2003 at 16-06-2015 07:20 PM (5 years ago)
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strange world, wicked world.
Posted: at 16-06-2015 07:20 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beneno at 16-06-2015 09:18 PM (5 years ago)
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oooooooooh
Posted: at 16-06-2015 09:18 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- orji1234 at 16-06-2015 09:33 PM (5 years ago)
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Barrack Obama does not make such money. Nigeria senators are richer than American president.
Posted: at 16-06-2015 09:33 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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