The Senate is the upper chamber of Nigeria’s bicameral legislature, the National Assembly of Nigeria . The National Assembly (popularly referred to as NASS) is the nation’s highest legislature, whose power is to make laws, is summarized in chapter one, section four of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution. It consists of 109 senators :the 36 states are each divided in 3 senatorial districts each electing one senator; the Federal Capital Territory elects only one senator.
Nigerian senators a
re one of the highest paid senators in the world.They receive a whopping sum of money monthly including allowances.These allowances includes the wardrope allowance,motor vehicle allowance,leave allowance, newspaper allowance etc.They use this money to sort necessary issues that would help in their day to day work.They pay for security,cookers,drivers,cleaners and so on.
Breakdown of the Nigerian Senator’s monthly earning:
Motor vehicle allowance-#9,936,982.00
#29,479,746×4 years tenure=#117,918,984