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National Assembly Members to Reportedly Receive N8.64 Billion as “Wardrobe Allowance” Next Week

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According to a report by ThisDay, newly appointed members of the National Assembly will be given N8.6 billion as wardrobe allowance.

This amount reportedly excludes other allowances such as furniture, housing and vehicle, which the lawmakers are entitled to.

The report further states:

The 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.

While the wardrobe allowance, just like the furniture and vehicle allowances, will cover the entire four-year tenure of the 469 federal lawmakers, their housing allowances are 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.

Accordingly, each of the 107 senators besides the Senate President and his deputy, will be paid N4,052,800 as housing allowance. This sum 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 upon assumption of office.

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26 Comments

  1. Yinka

    June 16, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Utter nonsense! what a waste of resources!!

  2. nawa

    June 16, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Nawa nawa nawa. Sai Buhari ther are lots of homeless, hungry and enemplyed nigerians and you are spending this much on just clothing.anyway you promised change and they have to change their cloths but abeg this is not the kind of change we asked for SAIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    • X

      June 16, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Sigh! The president has nothing to do with this!

  3. NIGERIA OUR COUNTRY

    June 16, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    After we would hear Nigeria is Broke,
    We’ve seen how our resources are been shared..
    THIS IS THE CHANGE, WE ARE SEEING.
    ONLY GOD CAN CHANGE THIS COUNTRY..

  4. Mizzy

    June 16, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    hmmmmmmmmmm…………….. ok na

  5. nwa papa

    June 16, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Wardrobe allowance, housing allowance, furniture allowance, PA allowance, entertainment allowance etc all these frivolous waste needs to stop immediately! What utter waste of resources,, until FGN makes serving in its government unprofitable then we’ll never have any meaningful change.
    Didn’t they say that the federal coffers where low or almost empty? Look no further than these greedy politicians, PMB please push for cutting away all the extra perks afforded these incompetent legislators..

  6. Cannime

    June 16, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Why do they get so much yet make so little positive impact on Nigeria and the community.. they dnt even fulfill thier roles in the first bless.. What a country!!! With millions of Nigerians suffering… a few are busy enriching themselves!! So sad

  7. ShineShineShine

    June 16, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Buhari yearned a lot of bull all through his campaign about fighting corruption. Unfortunately, there is very little he can do regarding things like this. If he tries touching the allowances of these lot, they will kick him out. Which one is wardrobe allowance? Soooo, these lot cannot buy truck load of brocade for babanriga for the men and hollandis for the women from all the millions they collect? I am just tired.

    • ShineShineShine

      June 16, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      “yarned”

  8. bruno FIERCE

    June 16, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    after all these allowances why do we still pay them salaries.

  9. Tee

    June 16, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    There is something wrong with Nigeria and its leaders. Wtf is clothing allowance ? When you get a job do they give you clothing allowance worth $1000? Nigeria has a long way to go! So much for Buhari being better. 24/7 light? Nah! Good roads? Nah? Everyday somebody is on strike ? Everyday it rains somewhere it just doesn’t flood, it’s a hot mess. F*%ck the Nigerian government. Everything is a hot mess. The U.S. Donated money to help fight Boko Haram, why not use that 8.6billion to better the country? Nah let’s buy some filthy clothes for whoever the fuck is gonna steal some more money
    Prayers can only do so much!!!
    I give up on this country.
    F%#k all the leaders y’all are shameful! We better come up with a challenger for all these mudaf%#kera to return there money to government!
    #challenegereturnthe8.64billion.
    I start by giving them the middle fingers! Where my fellow people at.
    On a serious note! F*%k the leaders! I’m ashamed this is a country. We should just give the country to people who know how to handle a country better! Such errant nonsense

    • Me

      June 17, 2015 at 12:28 am

      Pls calm down, the guy haven’t even been there up to a month, if you were patient with Drunkard Jonathan for 6yrs perhaps you can spare Buhari a month at least, thank you

  10. oy

    June 16, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    lobatan o! let’s wait and see sha.

  11. veno

    June 16, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    so 17.9m to each of 360 members ,we have not counted the money each man is stealing,i hope this people know what they are doing…we dont even have lights in this country,an average nigerian cannot afford 3 square meal but our leaders,unable leaders are squandering money on useless wardobe,this country must be kidding me

  12. Enkay

    June 16, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    God forbid. I pray it doesn’t scale through. I pray Buhari’s wind of change will come and blow this one so far away. The nation is hungry.

  13. maria

    June 16, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    So there is a 64 billion wardrobe allowance and Doctors are threatening to go on strike because they are not been paid. Nigeria Government is so smart. since they come her for their medical treatment Nigerians working class can die from malaria for all they care. Are you kidding me right now? seriously? WARDROBE ALLOWANCE!!!! WOW!!! this is unbelievable. misplaced priorities.

  14. Mimi

    June 16, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I was thinking all the hullabaloo about Buhari will be about austerity measures. PMB, need I remind you that you have to listen to NLC for wage increment for workers cos we all buy the same commodity in the market at the same price. That’s my take.

  15. lara

    June 16, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    This is so so ridiculous smh for our country Nigeria.

  16. Abdulaiz Usman

    June 16, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    This Country needs deleverance, from the evil mechanisation of the capitalist oriented Nigeria brand democracy. We pray and hope that as Baba Buhari settles down to govern this Country he will look into this mind blowing jumbo pay of NASS. God ssve Nigeria.

  17. Nay

    June 16, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Hhhmmm …..plus can I pls b acknowledged n b giving reading n vexing allowance..??hilarious. We just need spiritual help finally. ……….#just passing by#

  18. Ides of March

    June 16, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    The term that comes to mind is firing-squad 360 times. I’m sorry, this is where it has reached!

  19. erinma

    June 16, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    We need to start an online petition, get as many nigeirans to sign and send it to the national assembly. Then we need to stage peaceful protests about this. If not, nothing will happen. We will just talk and nothing will change.

  20. retrochic

    June 16, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Why do you think the president can’t do anything, dt thought alone makes me sick to my stomach, its sad.

  21. Aderonke says #Bring BackOurGirls#

    June 16, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Just short of words! In a country full of homeless and abandoned people…so much that can done to make life better for alot of citizens and some wicked souls have the guts to spend these much on trivial thins! God dey o

  22. akwaiboms ajebutter

    June 16, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Dey pay such fat sums to dese folks&yet dey complain of no money wen it comes to paying civil servant salaries gratuity etc

    • oy

      June 17, 2015 at 8:53 am

      @akwaiboms ajebutter… that’s just the irony of it all.

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