- Nyesom Wike, Wale Edun, and 43 other ministers of President Bola Tinubu will gulp N343.25m yearly for housing accommodation
- This was based on the data published on the website of the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Allocation Commission website
- Aside from accommodation, other allowances that the 54 ministers will enjoy include domestic staff, utilities and furniture
FCT, Abuja – President Bola Tinubu’s newly ministers-designate will gulp about N343.25m yearly for housing allowances, The Punch reported in its findings.
According to the report, the federal government will spend N1.37bn on the accommodation of the ministers-designate, based on the annual allocation.
The data on the allowances was based on the information generated on the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Allocation Commission website.
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Below is the breakdown of the allowances:
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|Allowances||Percentage from Basic Salary|
|Accommodation||200 per cent of basic salary|
|Domestic Staff||75 per cent of basic salary|
|Utilities||30 per cent of basic salary|
|Furniture||300 per cent of basic salary|
However, while other allowances would be paid monthly, furniture would be paid every four years.
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Three nominees of the president were reportedly missing from the list of ministers that would benefit from the house allowance.
The affected nominees included Nasir El-Rufai, the former governor of Kaduna State; Stella Okotete, the former All Progressives Congress (APC) national women leader; and Danladi Abubakar, the Taraba State ministerial nominees.
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The decisions have generated concerns among stakeholders in Nigeria’s polity, particularly concerning the nomination of El-Rufai, who earlier hinted that he would like to go for his PhD than become a minister.
Among the screened and confirmed ministers are Nyesom Wike, the former governor of Rivers State and now minister of FCT and Wale Edun, the minister of finance.