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Saturday, 9 May 2015

Buhari’s ministers, lawmakers to get N9billion housing, furniture allowance

Senators and members of the House of Representatives that will constitute the 8th National Assembly and ministers to be appointed by President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will on assumption of office receive welcome perks amounting to N9bn.

The perks of office include the housing allowance which each of the incoming office holder is entitled to receive once a year, the furniture allowance which they are entitled to once in four years and motor vehicle loan which they are entitled to once in their tenure.

The perks are some of the non-regular allowances that the political office holders are entitled to as prescribed by the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission.
There are other allowances, both regular and irregular ones, but housing, furniture and motor vehicle are paid at the beginning of the tenure of the office holders to ensure that they settle down appropriately.
Housing allowance for the political office holders is 200 per cent of their annual salaries; furniture is 300 per cent and motor vehicle loan is 400 per cent.
The Senate President and the Deputy Senate President are not entitled to this allowance because their own accommodation is to be provided by the Federal Government.
Similarly, each member of the House of Representatives will be paid N3, 970,425 as housing allowance on assumption of office.
This means that the 358 representatives will be collecting a total of N1, 421,412,150 as housing allowance. Again, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives are excluded from this allowance as the Federal Government is to provide their own accommodation.

The principal officers of the National Assembly also benefited from the sale of Government houses. As a result, the Federal Capital Territory Administration is at present building new houses for the lawmakers that will emerge as the Senate President, the Deputy Senate President, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker.
For furniture, each of the senators is to get N6, 079,200. The furniture for both the Senate President and his deputy are to be fully provided by the government. This means that 107 senators will get a total of N650, 474,400 as furniture allowance. Furniture allowance is paid once in four years.
Source: Punch

174 comments:

SANDRA said...

Buhari God is watching you ooo, better fulfill all your promises

glowy shoe said...

Nice one.. But they fear God to avoid corruption

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chidi maduka said...

I hope GMB, will change this wasting of money when he finally resumes.

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ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

OMG! No wonder all dis old, and die hard politicians do all means to get to power mean while d leaders of today r left wit nothing but to b mere observers of d country affairs. Wht a shame.

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Ummmm...how much did they get during GEJ and OBJ's tenure???

Juliet Iwuno said...

Choi! Abeg dis is outrageous, something has to be done about dis. Dats why dey kill to get into any political office. Linda take note!

Bonita Bislam said...

Alright lets see how this goes

EDDY said...

Hmmmmmmmmn okay

Meshach said...

OK, now we know

Yinx said...

Na so dem wan take finish our money

Alade Tolulope said...

Hmm in this country n dey r saying the economy is going down

Yinx said...

Daz just d reason be do or die politics

Deola Naom said...

Hmmmmmmm..lips r sealed

Anonymous said...

Business as usual

Jojo Urenna said...

Where is the change?

Teemah Salau said...

Okay o

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile some staff of NCAC (national council of arts and culture) have not being paid for 8, 9 months i'm an example. Don't worry Linlin will give u more details. God is watching ohhhh

Ngene Olivia said...

See money
Αи∂ they will still be looting money from other sources + their salaries
Provide employment for †ђξ masses kwanu....
They won't

God help us o









I Rep 27th May

Oyeyinka said...

Your Subject is misleading.

Edem victor said...

Hmmm...


OKORO UPGRADED**

Daniel Abiaziem said...

Hmm

KOLORUKO LUKMAN said...

Did they request for this or what d outgoing administration prepared for them or is it constitutional and mandatory they must take.

Dreezy of kuvuki said...

Wtf

Anonymous said...

Pls where is the change. The outgoing law makers including the President and vice were to get approximately N3billion severance pay and we were all disgusted and shouting at the top of our lungs and now you are saying that the incoming law makers will get N9billion furniture allowance.Buhari had better do something about it.

Henry Eze said...

Money they this country ooo....everything abt the presidency na billion billion

Anonymous said...

Hope this is not the kind of change they where parading to Nigerians oh

efere erere said...

U c y I luv politics. Infact I'm lookin 4 a politician husband lyk nw nw.#winks

Anonymous said...

Outrageous and wastage f resources.

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SAMANTHA HAYKINS said...

That's huge. No wonder some people see politics as do or die

olawale abeeb said...

ONLY THIS MONEY PASS SOME PEOPLE LIFE TIME SAVINGS, ALL THIS ALLOWANCES SHOULD BE STOPPED MAYBE THEN WE'LL GET THOSE WILLING TO SERVE NIGERIA BARRING ALL THESE, LINDA GOD BLESS NIGERIA

Pascal Eze .C. said...

Hmmm. Anyway this has been the norm Linda don't make it sound like it's peculiar to GMB's administration. though I personally voted him to see an end to this. But let's keep our fingers crossed.
#FOCUS and #ACHIEVE

Karlsson said...

See how they re wasting our limited resources on unnecessary frivolities. God ll punish all of U that ll collect the money. Buhari better do something abt these wastes oooo
Ubanagum

daniel craig said...

My God, when won't I go into politics. Dave now Daniel Craig

amaka amanda said...

Hmmmmmmm ok

Precious Odofin said...

Hmmmmm jst wakarin pass

Ms. Nicey said...

They get all these monies for nothing....mtcheeeewww.. they'll get there & forget the plight of the masses.

sandra dunkwu said...

linda, tell me somtn! U doesnt mean it!

Ngozi Ugochukwu said...

Hmmmmmm! TRANPARENCY by showing us the figures! ooooooooOO

Ngozi Ugochukwu said...

Hmmmmmm! TRANPARENCY by showing us the figures! oooooOOO

Anonymous said...

All good jobs has some good benefits, no wonder technocrats kill for this job.

However, there are other jobs out there that offers similar or better benefits too.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Hmmmmm

Anonymous said...

Politics na d ish

Sir Chizzy said...

That's exactly why they quickly rushed to pass the budget before Buhari is sworn in. Because they are uncertain about the changes or cuts he might make. Sharp guys...Always thinking about themselves first.

ukwumaka theophilus said...

Thieves. I can see the change they are bringing.








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Pidgin Mistress said...

OK. Next!

Rufus ugo said...

Cheeiiiiii,squandering our money and some people have not eaten good 2 square meal, Der is God ooooooo

Zenki Moye Brown said...

hmmmmmm...Politicians are enjoying.......but with all these...they will still steal from their contry

Moye says so via BB Passport...Courtesy LIB....

N and N said...

Good changes

Nyinyez said...

YET no fuel in nigeria.smh are these billions not Enough to put refineries in shape. Are they not enough to tacklee power situation in our country. Y are our leaders so stingy, can't they divert all this funds to the bettermnt of our country....look @ Hw much the masses are suffering. May God judge them.

Gbaby said...

Ha! shey dis one neva plenty like diz?!

ifunanya sunday said...

Wada freaking hell. That's hell of a moola

Chicrystal. said...

Hmm! OK.

Chilaka Christian said...

C money

christie benjamin said...

9billion is a huge sum of money for all these
old men that refused to let the young
generation to reign.

Anonymous said...

Is This The Change?? SMH

ruth sam said...

Owk!!!

Nana smooth said...

Mtcheeeeeew

Princess zee said...

I see! So much for fighting corruption. Abeg make I siddon dey look

sharon juliet said...

Ok

Nnenna Somto Esione said...

Buhari Oya reject am o. Change has come

Adeagbo Kabir said...

So, how is that Buhari's fault? You mentioned that RMAFC prescribed the allowances. Media with their "wahala". I hope some senseless human being will not start heaping blames on GMB for this? Abeg! Let's be reasonable

Anonymous said...

If they accept this, their Change Song is a sham and crap. Are they going to buy golden chairs?

Rubbish, upon rubbish, upon more rubbish.

Change my grand mothers' asses!

Jasmine Joseph said...

Shay na una dey shout change, smhhhhh the jazz they used on ur Nigerians go soon clear

Anonymous said...

all i need for naija is positive change.GOD bless us all.

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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If they like make them chop 11bil each the important thing is that they work nothing else....
.
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Biafra life said...

I laugh in Spanish. Change indeed. What a shame

adeyemi, MD said...

Na wah o. So its biz as usual. The change isn't here yet as expected. What sort of furniture are they buying for 6mill? * sighs

ASAMPOKOTO said...

Lol! Wow! They need to slash that shit in half. Why are our politicians soooo extravagant

eka said...

hmm;
so much money in Nigeria

APPLE said...

That is why everybody want to become politician in Nigeria. SMH.

Optimal goal said...

Is this the beginning of the change we anticipate.? This pay is way too high. Pls cut them down. Stop making the cost of governance lucrative.

Anonymous said...

Yesooo o that's part of d change.. This is the change we are talking about.. squandering money in billions over furniture ..that's change.. Yes Change .. bwahahahahahahahhaa

Anonymous said...

Change is here Hahahahahahahahhahahahahhaahahahaha. . This is the tip of the ice berg... tehehehehehehhehehe

ejike capable said...

In that case it's business as usual. The suffering continues.

Anonymous said...

This needs to be reviewed. Haba! No wonder they all want to die in office. If Nigeria is so broke we cant develop the country, pay salaries then all these funds should be cut.

Anonymous said...

Nigeria is finished. And we are owing trillions of naira!!! God have mercy.

Gonna said...

Pls oo, don't these people have their personal houses? Pls just give the transport allowance to get to their offices and discharge their duties. Mbok! GMB don't dash our hope with these theives around you o.

Anonymous said...

U people re talking, do u know how much a common director in my org get as annual rent? He get, 9million fa, and u people re already criticizing change, he has slashed it to bits, compared to the out going administration.

cynthia chukwu said...

Change! Change!! Change!!!

Adekanle Arinola said...

God have mercy! Nigeria is finished.

Anonymous said...

Where is bonaria? Bona onye oria?

Anonymous said...

Come to think about it. N3.9M for housing allowance is on the low side. Which house in Abuja can you buy (sorry rent) for that price. :))

Anonymous said...

Come to think about it. N3.9M for housing allowance is on the low side. Which house in Abuja can you buy (sorry rent) for that price. :))

Anonymous said...

Hell of a moola sister...if the incoming president does nothing about this,He's equally purposeless afterall....If you are reading this Mr president elect Sir.This is wrong,what you are to spend on them is no justice,we all know how much to these things cost..and Where is the patriotism in Them.please do what's good for Right

emike marian said...

Bunch of greedy lions! Well,i hope dey listen 2 GMB's pleas 2 cut der pay,so as to move d country forward....

Anonymous said...

Same with Jonathan. How was it Jonathan's fault?.

Murphy Collins said...

Na wao... So this is how they want to continue with what has been going on since, I tot this Govt will put a stop to all dis unnecessary spending. Only God will save this Country. God bless Naija.

Subomi said...

I don't like that we have to build a new house for principal officers every time, why sell to the outgoing person, cant they move and we use same place for the incoming person

Udonna Agufobi said...

It didn't start today...

Anonymous said...

When I look an average Nigerian politician, I see an animal without sympathy for the common man. Wasteful and useless government. I hate living in Nigeria

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Fulfill his promises in his dreams when he has already started singing different tunes like he is not a magicians, and Nigerians should not expect miracles frm him.

Wht else do u expect wit all dis big cash@our expense of tax payers money.

Black Prince of Africa said...

I want to believe GMB will readdress dis after his tenure in office... Lol Change in deed...

Anonymous said...

When they finish sharing such amount for the next 8 years, the Nigerian money go finish Naa. I said 8yrs because I don't see this man ever leaving that seat.

Anonymous said...

Must they live in Abuja? Is this senatorial seat their first seat in government? Be wise...

Anonymous said...

#ill informed messages

N and N said...

Obviously most of u didn't get the message, this is a huge reduction, pls find out what it was before u comment, so u don't end up sounding like an illiterate #readinghelps#

Anonymous said...

So indeed, embezzling, squandering of resources is not an exclusive preserve of Jonathan's regime. It has been and will be...oh, so we suspected, ain't it? but the gullible crowd were screaming as if changing 1 man will change the nation. Now they're already begging for time and understanding for their champion.i stood on no side during the election but my criticism of Buhari will be scathing if he cannot achieve half of what he claimed bcos his whole campaign was centred around how this govt is bad n how he will be perfect as if it's very possible to prosecute everyone and change everything in one day and control every single facet of the economy...

EBUKA EZE said...

Nawa oooo

valentine munachimso said...

Even d world's strongest man OBAMA never collect dis kind money,even bill Gates cnt spend lik dis on furniture n house,illiteracy n corruption will kill this country nigeria,God will punish all of u,d amount ur spending on furniture (woods) alone will feed many poor children...

After spendin all dis ur grave no go pass 6ft... God will judge u all

jidemma obiiokpala said...

What are we waiting for that's y we are Nigeria... CAN'T THE MONEY

Anonymous said...

I posted a detailed comment but you didn't post it yet you posted the correction I made immediately after the message (#Ill informed").

Are you afraid of your readers learning the truth about you?

Oluchi Lambert said...

Hmmm plenty money

cynthia ikwueto said...

Well said. I rest my case. Let's see the change Buhari promised us, the haven they promised us in this Nigeria. Honestly, am speechless

Anonymous said...

He advocated for change let's see if he will really change things or continue with the usual.

Anonymous said...

The best thing is for federal govt to build a quarter for the Nass and Senate members to cut this housing allowance every time new members are elected.

Naijarian said...

Nothing outrageous about this. 4 million cannot get you a duplex in Maitama while 8 million cannot get you a Prado

ary said...

Wait a minute, if the 9 bn collective or just per head cos thag is just f*cking too much and this is in no way change. AT ALL

Shina Shine said...

This is too much


#Commenting thru Glo 4G LTE

Anonymous said...

Nigerians,Dem no dey take ear hear money! as soon as they see billion etc! their body go just dey hot...

REAL DANIELs said...
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obinoulala said...

they are all the same this is the same money GEJ got and the nation bad mouthed him. Buhari is an ex president so has always been catered for by the country what is this money for? Sai buhari na scam.

linda said...

Thank you anon 10.25. D way he criticized Jonathan ws so thorough dat I cnt wait to see wt he will do.

nunulicious said...

this is what jonathan's administration allowed oh. chai, GMB i pray you can change the constitution to reduce this jumbo pay in connivance with the fiscal board. £change!

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Bad_girl_riri 4 life said...

Pls let buhari enter and slash dese ridiculous salaries..Dont blame buhari oo,d man no ba enter nau..its senate and d lawmakers dey shud blame..

Anonymous said...

A former head of state who returned to fight for power after over 30yrs, do you really expect him to leave... lol
not after loosing election 3x and spilling the blood of innocent Nigerians indirectly. He fought too hard to get here, he deserves a 2nd tenure.
#saiBaba





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Anonymous said...

By the way, this is their minimum wage. By the time they start taking seminar money, travel allowance, sitting allowance, constituents project allocation, you will know why our oil wells are drying.

Anonymous said...

GMB has not bn sworn in so why don't we keep our fingers crossed. Let's see if this trend will go on after May 29. So blames yet.

Anonymous said...

No be Buhari pass the bill dum asss......

Anonymous said...

This amount of money is what a security organisation that fights crime gets as an annual budget from the Federal Govt and now an individual is getting it all alone. God punish devil.

Anonymous said...

U ppl haven't see anything yet all of U that voted for APC(Application of Practical Corruption)we sure regret.woves in sheeps form.

Anonymous said...

CHANGE... SAI BABA.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9.31 e be like say u ma u sabi thievery oh 3.9 BILLION!!!!! Not million oh. Of cos there are a thousand and 1 houses that don't cost up to 100million. Hope u read well not 3.9 mil oh 3.9 bil abi na me dey make mistake. 3.9 billion on the low side indeed. I guess ur popsy or uncle or aunty is amongst them. Cos I really don't understand hw u can be defending 3.9 billion and even going further to say it's on the low side. Abeg fear God. Dats jst 100mil shy of 4 bil. I repeat again fear God

Anonymous said...

But Buhari is not in powder yet so how can he slash it when he isn't president yet. That jst pure greed. There is a simple solution to this. Build a new legislative quarters and allocate it to each and every member. At the long run it would cost far less. And it will reduce all this do or die politics thing

Anonymous said...

My thots exactly

kabiru abdul said...

MISCHIEVIOUS JOURNALISM 101

"BUHARI'S ministers, legislators to receive N 9 bIllion for housing and furniture" - News Headline

Now when you take a look at this headline mostly shared by the usual suspects who don't want the nation to work because their preferred candidate did not win, you would notice it says MINISTERS plus LEGISLTAORS. in my last count there are about 459 senators and reps elected by me and you and not appointed by Buhari who will have to be housed, Ministers that would be appointed by BUHARI would not be more than 30 which means Buhari's appointees would only spend 5% of this stated figure 9 billion.

The headline and the subsequent comments also conveniently omit the fact that that we all know that as a nation our government no longer provides accommodation for public officials a direct fallout of the MONETIZATION POLICY initiated during the Obasanjo regime. Rather than maintain and provide government housing, public officals are given money in lieu to house themselves.

The headline is not only misleading, it's mischievious, it should have shown us side by side how much officals in the outgoing administration appropriated for the same purpose. People need to try to stop deceiving people. Ajagzy Okunrin Ogun

Anonymous said...

How much per person? Who sanctioned it? Is it requested by the "incomings" or is it the norm? If una like shout shout and shout sef. Election dun pass!

Anonymous said...

Linda deliberately want to create a wrong impression that GMB is the one making the payment, meanwhile that is the lay down entitlement until it is reversed by the National Assembly, GMB can't do anything about it. Linda God is watching ur intention on 3D.

Anonymous said...

Are the cost not curtailed already? Why are some of u dis dumb!#mtceew

Bunny said...

What do you mean by hoping GMB will change bla bla bla.. did you read the above? These allowances are they not for GMB's minister etc? Blind clueless supporters. Change has indeed come. Face it

Ibrahim Jubril said...

We are not only asking for change we are asking for changes in every sector of government, I believe with Buhari many wrong will be addressed and many things will be ameliorated. God bless Nigeria

pam eucharia said...

Eyaaaaa,its well

Anonymous said...

Linda .... U never mentioned this while GEJ was in power. Buhari should change this wastage one he is sworn in as thisnis what was inherited. Misleading from punch.

Anonymous said...

Fool...is buhari presently d president???? Was it not signed by Good luck?? Fool

chemmywalata walata said...

Omg pls gmb cut down all dis allowances and unnecessary spending pls ohh gmb I luv u pls don't dash the motives n dreams of Nigerians who voted u thanks sir

Unchained said...

But its not alot of money when u divide it amongst them. Na wah o

Anonymous said...

THIS PAYCHECK is the product of the corrupt wicked PDP government

Anonymous said...

Please tell them!

Anonymous said...

IS it not your PDP brothers and fathers that passed this wasteful pay package into law? Abeg ask the new reps to do something about it. Relics from the useless PDP government

Anonymous said...

Dull Bunny rabbit! Is Buhari president yet? have the reps resumed to be able to slash these waste from the PDP Govt of 16years? blind clueless pdp supporter

Anonymous said...

Goodluck hqs already finished your money. they borrowed money to pay govt salaries just yesterday so what are you talking about? ANY one that has stolen money minus this legal entitlements return it oh before may 29.

Anonymous said...

una still dey work? EDEM MINISTER wetin you dey do abeg pay your staff oh...NO WORRY BUHARI dey come

Anonymous said...

on the way come May 29th afterall PDP said APC should wait for may 29 before they start work...

Anonymous said...

thank you. LINDA IS WORKING FOR HER TAN brothers like ifeanyi uba. GOD IS WATCHING YOU L.IKEJI and in 4G sef

Africa Must Develop (AMD) said...

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Anonymous said...

SHARRAP DIA. They haven't gotten in how can they change it. Its their allowance from the PDP govt...LINDA Well done oh...

Anonymous said...

THIEVES like you that have kept you in tattered penury are those who have ruled for 16Years...direct your frustration at the PDP.

Anonymous said...

Ask the PDPvthis question.

Anonymous said...

Abeg u shut up! Daddy pikin, wetin u sabi. Faggy!

Anonymous said...

nope this is a relic of the PDP

Anonymous said...

YEP the PDP IS still in govt till may 29th ask them why.

Anonymous said...

he has already asked the house of rep and senate guys to consider reducing this expenses....its left for the house so put pressure on the house when they takeover may 29th

Anonymous said...

ANON 1.29pm which 3.9bn? its 3.9million joh. total of 9 billion so get ur facts right sore loser. you wish you could get ur hands on some. terrible naija peeps

Anonymous said...

GEJ and PDP already finished nigeria's money

Anonymous said...

Thank yoy Kabiru Abdul dull nigerians will swallow this hook line and sinker...

Anonymous said...

thank you Kabiru...SORE LOSERS ARE AT IT AGAIN SPREADING FALSEHOOD...

Anonymous said...

That is 9billion divided by not more than 459people do the maths and shut up bunny rabbit. it is ur pdp govt that created this nonsense

Chidinma Okereh said...

Odi OK

Anonymous said...

I second, she is mean sometimes jus to attract attention

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

Only God knw ao sm pple reason, dis allowances v bn der b4 him, let him assume office 1st b4 blasting him

Anonymous said...

That's not the case, that's what is already in the constitution so allow him come in first at least May 29 is around the corner........what would you have preferred anther 4yrs of GEJ?

Sade odumuyiwa said...

Buhari is not a saint afterwards, lets watch as events unfold and scaffold, i laughter

Franklin Tobechi said...

Once the change comes I will stop reading linda's article cos she might be used by the opposition to get our attention. #may29icantwait

Blessing Pulife said...

Change is here hahaha I dey laugh

Oluchi sampson said...

Got that.

Anonymous said...

We never see anything yet. You use corruption to enter power, you go use corruption to maintain it. QED.

Anonymous said...

You fit blaster, sef!

Anonymous said...

Dumbwit! No waste time for school.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Psychtard!

Oyindamola A said...

@oyindamola ogundiran it's simply called dumbness everything that has been in place since 19gbogboro will soon become Buhari's fault come May 29 people don't think before they write one mumu up here too said Buhari's is singing a diff tune cos he said he's not a magician

Anonymous said...

So they don't have a house and cars Abu, this is their first government job Abi? They don't have political history right they just won their first election and have never gotten an appointment in government that earned them money to build their own houses or buy their own cars. Why can't they live in old houses where the out going ones lived? Do they actually rent these houses from Nigerians who are not in government?

james boco said...

OMG..politician are not there for are interest oo..it's all about the Benjamin..God will judge..

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