In the previous eight years, President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, state governors, and their deputies received around N651.2 million in hardship allowance.
According to Punch, judges in the nation also receive this type of payment, which is equal to 50% of the annual base income.
According to the study, the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Allocation Commission’s findings indicate that the president is entitled to a hardship payment of N1.76 million per year. Accordingly, President Buhari would have received N14,08m in hardship allowance over the course of eight years. Osinbajo would have received N12.16 million as a hardship allowance over the course of eight years as the vice president is entitled to N1.52 million annually.
While a state governor is eligible for N1.11 million a year, a deputy state governor is only eligible for N1.06 million. The hardship allowance for the 36 state governors would have consumed N319.68 million in eight years, and N305.28 million for their deputies.