Salary Regulation: List of Nigerian Agencies Whose Staff Earn Bigger Than Buhari

Salary Regulation: List of Nigerian Agencies Whose Staff Earn Bigger Than Buhari

  • President Muhammadu Buhari does not earn more than N1.3m, according to the chairman of the RMAFC, Muhammed Shehu
  • Shehu said some heads of agencies collect up to four times more than this amount each month as salaries
  • The commission's boss argued that the salaries of agencies must be regulated such that no one earns bigger than the president

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The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has revealed some discrepancies in the salaries of some public agencies.

According to the chairman of RMAFC, Mohammed Shehu, on Thursday, December 1, staff members of some agencies earn even bigger than President Muhammadu Buhari, Channels TV reports.

RMAFC boss said Buhari does not earn more than N1.3m (Photo: Buhari Sallau)
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Shehu revealed that whereas President Buhari does not earn up to N1,300,000, heads of some agencies get three to four times bigger than this amount monthly, The Cable added.

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He said:

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“The salary of Mr President is not up to N1,300,000 a month…the allowances of the President are factored into that salary.
"In 2008, that was considered a big money but now, there are people in the private sector and public sector that earn twice, three times, four times."

RMAFC boss lists agencies where officials earn more than Buhari

Added to this, Shehu disclosed that some government officials get as high as N500 million as their severance package, while the president is entitled to only N10m after his tenure.

The commission's boss gave the names of these agencies as follows:

  1. The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)
  2. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
  3. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)
  4. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Call for salary regulation

He noted that Nigeria currently has not less than 17 different salary categories across several agencies.

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For this reason, RMAFC's chairman is proposing the regularisation of the salary schemes for the civil service, insisting that no public official should earn more than the president.

President Buhari approves bumper salary, welfare scheme for govt workers

President Muhammadu Buhari approved an enhanced salary and welfare scheme for judicial officers in Nigeria.

The good news was shared by the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, on Friday, November 18, at the commissioning of the Nabo Graham Douglas campus of the Nigerian Law school in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

Malami said:

"Let me use this opportunity to inform you that as part of the efforts to enhance the welfare of judicial officers, Mr President has recently approved an enhanced salary and welfare scheme for judicial officers."


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