Nigerian Senators Salary Structure & Allowances


In this post we are quickly going to reveal how much the
Nigerian federal government pay Nigerian senators and also the estimated allowance and incentives that senators in Nigeria receive.
Nigerian senators are among the highest paid senators in the world. The Nigerian senate which is also referred to as the National Assembly (NASS) is the country’s highest legislature with power to make laws according to the 1999 Nigerian constitution.

There are 109 senators from the 36 states of the federation which is divided into 3 senatorial districts each electing one senator,however FCT Abuja can only elect one senator.

The senate is made up of the senate president who is the presiding officer of the senate,the senate president guide and regulate the proceedings in the Senate. There is also the Deputy President of the Senate.
The Senate President is third in the Nigerian presidential line of succession. Other positions in the senate include:-

  • Majority Leader
  • Deputy Majority Leader
  • Minority Leader
  • Deputy Minority Leader
  • Chief Whip
  • Deputy Chief Whip
  • Minority Whip
  • Deputy Minority Whip
  • 63 Standing Committees chaired by Committee Chairmen.

Nigerian senators serve a term which last for four years,after which there will be a General election. A Nigerian senator must be re elected in the general election in other for him/her to remain in the chamber.

Senators have unlimited tenures and can remain in the chamber all their lives as long as they are re elected.

Read Also:Salary Structure & Allowances Of Nigerian House of Representatives Members

Nigerian Senators Salary Structure & Allowances 

Q: Nigerian Senators Basic Salary Structure & Allowances This Year?

Basic Salary (BS) > ₦2,484,245
Hardship Allowance (50% of Basic Salary) > ₦1,242,122
Constituency Allowance 200% of BS > ₦4,968,509
Furniture Allowance: 300% of BS >  ₦7,452,736
Newspaper allowance: 50% > ₦1,242,122
Wardrobe allowance: 25% > ₦621,061
Recess Allowance: 10% >  ₦248,424
Accommodation: 200% > ₦4,968,509
Utilities: 30% > ₦828,081
Domestic Staff: 35% > ₦ 863,184
Entertainment: 30% > ₦ 828,081
Personal Assistance: 25% > ₦621,061
Vehicle Maintenance Allowance: 75% > ₦1,863,184
Leave Allowance: 10% > ₦248,424
One off payments (Severance gratuity): 300% > ₦ 7,452,736
Motor Vehicle Allowance: 400% of BS > ₦9,936,982
Total Monthly Salary > N30,000,000
Yearly Salary > N185 Million (Est)