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My Salary Is N942,000 Monthly, I Have No Allowances – Ngige

 

Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige has revealed that he earns N942,000 after taxation as a minister in Nigeria.

Politics Nigeria reports that the minister disclosed this mid calls for a need to increase the current N30,000 national minimum wage.

He disclosed this while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday, May 1.

Going further, he disclosed that ministers don’t have allowances except duty allowance when they have to travel for work.
He said:

“My salary is N942,000 a month. My salary with my PA — gross total after tax — my feeding, my transport, the transport of one PA, the salary of my gardener, my cook, they are all consolidated. After heavy taxation, they pay me N942,000.

“Every minister you see, that is what it is; special advisers earn around that amount too. The allowances are not anything, we don’t have any allowances except if you travel. You can get duty tour allowance like every other public officer,” Ngige said.
He added that the travel allowance the ministers receive was recently reviewed alongside that of permanent secretaries among others.

“It was reviewed to N100,000 for a minister, and I think ministers of states, N75,000; permanent secretaries, N70,000, and down the line. Level one, everybody else’s own was reviewed, not only our own.”

 

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