Data on the remuneration package for public service holders from the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) revealed that a minister’s annual salary is fixed at N7.801 million. That is N650,135.99 monthly.
A breakdown of this amount showed that the basic salary of Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ministers is N2,026,400 per annum: vehicle fueling, N1,519,800; personal assistance, N506,600; domestic staff, N1,519,800; entertainment, N911,880; utilities, N607,920; monitoring, N405,280 and newspapers, N303,960.
Daily Trust reports that these exclude other allowances approved for ministers by the RMAFC such as N16.20m for accommodation for four years – furniture allowance, N6.079m; severance gratuity, N6.079m; leave allowance, N0.81m and motor vehicle allowance, N8.1m.
Based on the analysis, each of the 48 ministers will get a N31.2m salary for four years, implying that all of them will receive N1.497 billion as a monthly salary for the next four years.
Each minister is also granted annual supplementary allowances of N37.28 million, translating into N1.785 billion annually for all of them and N7.142 billion for four years.
StatiSence, a data technology company, listed the ministers with their portfolios as follows;
This is the first time a federal cabinet will be made up of 48 ministers since the return of democracy in the country in 1999.
Tinubu’s immediate predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari, had 42 ministers, while former President Goodluck Jonathan had 33 ministers in his cabinet in 2011. The late President Yar’Adua appointed 39 ministers in 2007; while former President Olusegun Obasanjo had 42 ministers in 1999.