Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Tuesday disclosed that he earns N346,577.87 monthly after deductions.
A breakdown of the Speaker’s monthly pay as reflected in his pay slip below is as follows:
Basic salary; N206, 425.83, Constituency allowance; N175,461.96, recess allowance; 20,642.58. and pay as you earn; 55,952.50.
Mr. Dogara released the payslip in response to a challenge by the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, who on Monday released details of his state’s finances.
Mr. El-Rufai had challenged the Speaker to make the details of the National Assembly’s N115 billion budget public.
Although Mr. Dogara has promised to do so in 2017, he only released his personal salary details on Monday.
The released amount is different from the quarterly ‘illegal’ office running cost, about N15 million, that each lawmaker is believed to be receiving.
In releasing the speaker’s salary payslip on Tuesday, the House of Representatives spokesperson, Abdulrazak Namdas, also said what Mr. El-Rufai published was his state’s security budget and not his security vote.
Mr. Namdas, Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, stated this in a news briefing in Abuja.
He said that Mr. El-Rufai was undermining and distracting the national assembly by his claims that the N115 billion in the legislature’s 2016 budget was for the 469 members.