BY SULE TAHIR
President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, state governors, and their deputies may have enjoyed about N651.2m hardship allowance in the last eight years despite the high cost of living being faced by Nigerians occasioned by rising inflation.
The type of allowance, which is 50 per cent of the annual basic salary, is also enjoyed by judges in the country.
This is according to a recent report of The PUNCH which focuses on the amount allocated for the president, vice president, state governors, and their deputies, according to a document obtained from the website of the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Allocation Commission.
The RMAFC document disclosed that the president is entitled to N1.76m annually as a hardship allowance. This means that within a period of eight years, Buhari would have earned N14.08m as hardship allowance.
The Vice President is entitled to N1.52m annually, which means that in eight years, Osinbajo would have earned N12.16m as hardship allowance.