Nigerian Senator Salary Structure: How Much They Earn (2023 Breakdown)

Do you want to know how much a senator earns as salary in Nigeria this 2023? If so, then this article provides credible information not only on a typical Nigeria senator salary in a month, but also the benefits attached in being a law maker in the country.

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The reality about the salaries and benefits of Nigerian senators is that they are on the high side. You would be shocked at the figures these law makers earn especially in today’s Nigeria when the economy isn’t moving well as expected and the minimum wage is pegged at N18,000.

Today, we shall shift our focus to how much a Nigerian senator earns.

There have been much debate over the monthly salary of a Nigeria senator but with our recent findings, we have put that out below for you all to be the judge on what a Nigerian senator salary looks like.

Note that the figures listed here is the true report from the National Institute of Legislative Studies released for public consumption and shows how much a Nigerian law maker earns (the 109 Senators and 360 members of the Nigerian House of Representatives).

What is the average salary of a senator in Nigeria?

The amount paid to each senator as salary per month in Nigeria as confirmed this 2023 is N700,000. This figure does not include other allowances or benefits accrued to a Nigerian senator, but their net pay. All other benefits adds up to N13,500,000 which rates a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the highest paid law makers in Africa and third in the world.

Benefits of a Nigerian Senator (Allowances)

  • Travel and transport allowance (local and international travel and transport)
  • Utilities allowance (electricity charges, telephone charges, internet access charges, water rates)
  • Materials and supplies allowance (office stationeries/computer consumables, books, newspapers, magazines and periodicals, printing of non-security documents)
  • Maintenance services allowance (maintenance of motor vehicle/transport equipment, office furniture, IT equipments)
  • Training allowance (local and international training)
  • Remedies and medical supplies allowance
  • Insurance

From the above, a Nigerian senator takes more than 14 million Naira home on a monthly basis which when added up amounts to N170,400,000 annually. If we attempt to calculate the amount of money for all 109 senators together per year, it would run into billions or trillions.

We have also provided some top countries like US, UK, Kenya, etc and what their government representative earns for you to compare with our senators. You would be shocked at the discovery when you see the figures.

When you compare this with how much other country’s law makers, you will see the difference

  • Philippines annual basic salary – $4, 497,957
  • United States of America senate – $3,409,422
  • US House of Representatives – $1,429,909 annually
  • Kenya – $968,013 annually
  • Australia – $646,230
  • United Kingdom – £494,285.43
  • India – $474,484
  • Singapore – $253,469,
  • Tanzania – $230,961.

The Nigerian government has been spending a total of N150 billion per year on the NASS but was forced to reduce it to N120 billion this year following cries that the lawmakers are milking the Federation Account aggressively.

Just wondering why a Nigerian Senator Salary and a Rep’s salary will be more than those of the Military and the police. What a country

We also published a post on how much a Nigerian soldier earns and how much an officer in the Nigerian Police force earns.

A Breakdown of Nigerian Senator Salary Structure (2023)

1. Basic Salary

Nigerian Senator annual basic salary – N2,026,400,00

Nigerian House of Representatives annual basic salary – N1,985,212, 50

2. Allowances

Nigerian Senator – N12, 902, 360.00annually

House of Representatives member – N9,525,985.50 annually.

The allowances are on: Vehicle fueling/maintenance, Constituency, Domestic Staff, Personal Assistant, Entertainment, Recess, Utilities, Newspaper/Periodicals, Houses Maintenance, Wardrobe, Estacode, and Duty Tour with another special amount in every four-year period on Accommodation, vehicle loan, furniture, and severance allowance, which make every Senator to pocket N24,090,000.00 and a House of Representatives member with N23,822,00.00 within the same period.

The Author

Chizoba Ikenwa

Chizoba is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the founder of Nigerian Infopedia. He is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research


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  1. If a legislator earns between 23-24 millions annualy , why are we saying that there is no money in the country? What is their productivity value compare to revenue resource sectors? Are they really serving the nation or themselves? The gross take home is enough to employ thousands of people. They are of devourer than growth contributors.

    1. I support your opinion. These law makers are the real thieves

  2. Funny how a commoner is penalized for stealing to survive, when the take home pay of only 109 senators can go a long way to helping the masses.
    Yet we have a government who’s bent on fighting corruption..
    Sometimes I help but wonder what corruption really is. Cus clearly we’re fighting for a right course in a wrong manner..
    Anything worth doing is worth doing well. U can’t completely eradicate smoke without knowing the source or cause of the fire.
    So our so dedicated government should tackle the problem within themselves that’s if they even notices it b4 turning to the masses

  3. Buhari said why would Nigeria fuel pump price be lesser than other Africa countries and some other oil producing countries around the globe and removed the subsidy, please ask him why the senators salary be top in Africa, and even leading great countries of the world. 14Million per month x 109 senators….. Where’s this money from??? I thought this country was broke… Before we pray for this country lets give a second thought if we are even doing the right things. #ENDSARS.

  4. I think if their jobs is on part time basic, it will save the country a lot of money until we do this, our country will continue to suffer from them for lack of money.

  5. Ahmad Babagitsu wanchin

    Wlh this is unfair we are to selfish in this country
    Look at how about other sectors in the nation
    We have to be sensitive to our prominent issues and the inadequate unemployment in the country wlh this is weekedness just senators are earning this urge amount of money we have to advocate and also to justify our problems in the country because
    If u check u can have more graduate in the country that are lack of jobs and every blessing day we keep saying no money in the country look the maximum amount of money senators earn in a month wlh we our leaders we blame u for this we are all human being like u we all deserve better lives everyone needs a better life but definitely u have shown us from the beginning but I think we can feel the anxiety of other people’s we depends only Almighty Allah and god will judge at the end

  6. Akpadiaha otu Basil

    If senators can collect hardship allowance or severance allowance, what will happen to the masses or the poor who are feeling the pains and the hardship.

    1. Nigerian senators are the most greedy senators in the world

  7. HmmmIf a legislator earns between 23-24 millions annualy , why are we saying that there is no money in the country? What is their productivity value compare to revenue resource sectors? Are they really serving the nation or themselves? The gross

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