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Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by ijustdey: 7:28pm On Feb 12, 2018
By Nuruddeen M. Abdallah



Senior civil servants in Benue, Kogi, and Plateau states are among the highest paid in the country despite their low revenue generation profile, Daily Trust investigations have shown.

The annual total wage bills of the three states are also high compared to the local revenues they generate.

The three states generated less than N10 billion each as IGR in 2016, according to official data published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Nearly all the states in the country were weighed down by huge salaries and wages bills to the detriment of development projects.

The situation worsened with the dwindling oil revenues as more than two-thirds of the states could not pay workers’ salaries even with the federally-accrued revenue shared to them every month.

The situation remained unchanged even after a majority of them resorted to securing loans, apart from their IGR, federal allocation, as well as the tranches of bailout approved for them by President Muhammadu Buhari.


Huge budgets for salaries

A recent report by this newspaper showed that more than half of the N17.5 trillion total budgets of the federal and state governments will be spent on salaries and overheads this year.

Analysis of the budgets revealed that of the N17.5 trillion, N9.35 trillion will go for recurrent expenses, leaving only N8.17trillion for power, roads, rail and other development projects.

Breakdown of the 2018 estimates shows that the federal government is spending N8.61 trillion, with personnel salaries, overheads, statutory transfers and debt servicing guzzling N5.96 trillion, leaving N2.65 trillion for capital projects.

The 36 states have a total budget of N8.95 trillion. The sum of N5.52 trillion is for capital and the N3.39 trillion for recurrent.

In 2016 for instance, 30 states of the federation generated a cumulative internal revenue just enough to settle one-third of their workers’ salaries and allowances.

According to published NBS data, the 30 states reviewed, minus Lagos, generated N515.61 billion internal revenues or one-third of the N1.479 trillion they spend on workers remuneration annually.

Despite this apparent fiscal difficulty, very few states are ready to downsize their bloated workforce for fear of political backlash from the public and labour unions particularly as the country moves into another round of elections next year.


States with huge salary, low revenue

Benue state is paying its director N280, 000 monthly, deputy director (N210, 000) and assistant director (N155,000). The state generated N9.5 billion as IGR in 2016.

The state is also spending N94.8 billion annually as salaries for its 44,000 workers, the third in the country, after Kano and Rivers states.

Plateau state is monthly paying its directors (N236, 456), deputy directors (N186, 420), and assistant directors (N125, 862); despite its poor internally generated revenue base of N9.5billion as of 2016. Plateau is spending N20.4 billion annually on a total workforce of 21, 000.

Kogi state generated N9.57 billion in 2016, according to the NBS data, but it is paying its directors N230,172, deputy directors N181,106, and assistant directors N131,504. The state is spending N30 billion on its 13,080 workers every year.


States with huge salaries, huge revenue

Lagos with the biggest economic base in the country, generated three-digit IGR of N302.42 billion in 2016, and it pays its directors N347,733, deputy directors N182,253, and assistant directors N147,318 per month. It is spending N72 billion annually to pay its 100,433 workers.

The oil-rich Rivers state is paying directors N285, 000, deputy directors N265, 000, and assistant directors N230, 000. It is spending N100.8 billion on its 25, 000 workers every year. It generated N85.29 billion in 2016, according to NBS data.

Kano, the most populous state in the country, is generating N30.96 billion annually, while its directors get a monthly salary of N150,000, deputy directors N98,000 and assistant directors N98, 000.

It is also the state in the country with the highest wage bill, spending N110.4 billion annually to pay 160, 000 workers.


States with moderate salaries, poor revenue

In Katsina state, an assistant director receives N88, 547 monthly; a deputy director, N121, 538 while a director gets N150, 174 per month.

However, in some ministries like the judiciary, there are some little adjustments with a director receiving between N285,879 and N372,562.

Katsina state spends N60 billion annually on its 39,775 workers, even though it generated only N5.5 billion in 2016 as internal revenue.

Kebbi state is paying a director N136,000, deputy director N103,000, and assistant director N80, 000 every month, even though it generated only N3.13 billion in 2016.

Kaduna state pays a director N106, 000 monthly, deputy director N86,000 and assistant director N66,000. It spends N26.4 billion every year on its 100,000 workers. The 2016 NBS data shows that the state generated N17.5 billion.


https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/despite-poor-revenue-base-civil-servants-in-benue-kogi-plateau-among-highest-paid.html

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by 12submarine(m): 7:33pm On Feb 12, 2018
Leeches. That is why they are against resource control. Apart from Lagos, all states in the ne, nw, nc, se and sw are bloody parasites.

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by Obascoetubi: 7:53pm On Feb 12, 2018
highest paid in kogi? that's a lie

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by 12submarine(m): 7:56pm On Feb 12, 2018
Obascoetubi:
highest paid in kogi? that's a lie
Read the story, it is not exactly what the headline says. Kogi is no where close to highest paid civil servants. The report compares states' IGRs with their respective civil servants' salaries using directors, deputy and assistant directors as case studies.

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by Obascoetubi: 8:02pm On Feb 12, 2018
12submarine:

Read the story, it is not exactly what the headline says. Kogi is no where close to highest paid civil servants. The report compares states' IGRs with their respective civil servants salaries with directors, deputy and assistant directors as case studies.
ook

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by schoolingtip: 8:09pm On Feb 12, 2018
My state
Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by Nobody: 8:10pm On Feb 12, 2018
Nigeria will be great again.....
Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by EarthXmetahuman: 8:10pm On Feb 12, 2018
12submarine:
Leeches. That is why they are against resource control. Apart from Lagos, all states in the ne, nw, nc, se and sw are bloody parasites.
when will you get sense?

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by headhunter1: 8:10pm On Feb 12, 2018
Buhari is a criminal terrorist

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by 12submarine(m): 8:11pm On Feb 12, 2018
EarthXmetahuman:
when will you get sense?
When you stop living on others.

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by EarthXmetahuman: 8:11pm On Feb 12, 2018
12submarine:

When you stop leaving on others.
I pray you get sense this year.

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by Nobody: 8:12pm On Feb 12, 2018
That's how my country is run...
Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by 12submarine(m): 8:13pm On Feb 12, 2018
EarthXmetahuman:
I pray you get sense this year.
I pray you stop being a parasite this month.

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by Nobody: 8:13pm On Feb 12, 2018
Cool....
Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by bbulldog(m): 8:13pm On Feb 12, 2018
Dont misinform people, make your headlines straight please.

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by Narldon: 8:13pm On Feb 12, 2018



This does not mean Kogi state will be foolish to vote Yahaya Bello (Buhari's Errand Boy) in 2019...


Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by EarthXmetahuman: 8:15pm On Feb 12, 2018
12submarine:

I pray you stop being a parasite this month.
says the person that generates less igr than boko haram south east grin

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by Nobody: 8:16pm On Feb 12, 2018
Someone actually thinks it is Yaya Bello that stipulated that mandate. -expect nothing from a dummylike governor
Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by Perge(m): 8:16pm On Feb 12, 2018
Who told this aboki reporter that Almajiri infested Kano is the most populated state in Nigeria?
Kano, the most populous state in the country

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by Nobody: 8:17pm On Feb 12, 2018
12submarine:
Leeches. That is why they are against resource control. Apart from Lagos, all states in the ne, nw, nc, se and sw are bloody parasites.
your present state of mind shall be permanent
Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by 12submarine(m): 8:18pm On Feb 12, 2018
EarthXmetahuman:
says the person that generates less igr than boko haram south east grin
So according to your math, 29b is greater than 198b. This is why you don't want stop being a parasite.
Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by Chiedu4Trump: 8:18pm On Feb 12, 2018
modelmike7:
Nigeria will be great again.....
Thats without the South oh.I
Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by demoBaba: 8:19pm On Feb 12, 2018
12submarine:

Read the story, it is not exactly what the headline says. Kogi is no where close to highest paid civil servants. The report compares states' IGRs with their respective civil servants' salaries using directors, deputy and assistant directors as case studies.





Don't mind the otondo.

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by EarthXmetahuman: 8:20pm On Feb 12, 2018
12submarine:

So according to your math, 29b is greater than 198b. This is why you don't want stop being a parasite.
198b hahahahaha
He wants to claim south south because south east is just too embarrassing..

The mumu didn't add south east to the list of parasite o even when south east is second after boko haram ravaged north east.




Davido is richer than entire south east grin grin

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by omongbatim: 8:24pm On Feb 12, 2018
All these poor salaries sef. N150,000K per month is = $428 per month. This is not up to the monthly salary of a Bugger flipper in the U.S. who would be considered poor. Yet, you see these Nigerian civil servants visiting the U.S. and spending dollars like no man's business. Where do they get the dollars from? STOP DECEIVING YOURSELVES, NIGERIANS. NO NIGERIAN CIVIL SERVANT DEPENDS ON THEIR SALARY. THEY ALL STEAL, LOOT AND PLUNDER YOUR COLLECTIVE NATIONAL INHERITANCE.

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by 12submarine(m): 8:24pm On Feb 12, 2018
EarthXmetahuman:
198b hahahahaha


Davido is richer than entire south east grin grin
And you think I am from the SE? Go back to my first comment you quoted and see the parasitic zones.

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by MrMcJay(m): 8:26pm On Feb 12, 2018
The same Kogi where a Deputy Director in the State Civil service committed suicide over salary palaver?

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by Mike4S: 8:27pm On Feb 12, 2018
Ebonyi should emulate these states

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by Benekruku(m): 8:28pm On Feb 12, 2018
EarthXmetahuman:
198b hahahahaha
He wants to claim south south because south east is just too embarrassing..

The mumu didn't add south east to the list of parasite o even when south east is second after boko haram ravaged north east.




Davido is richer than entire south east
grin grin


grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by 12submarine(m): 8:28pm On Feb 12, 2018
EarthXmetahuman:
198b hahahahaha
He wants to claim south south because south east is just too embarrassing..

The mumu didn't add south east to the list of parasite o even when south east is second after boko haram ravaged north east.




Davido is richer than entire south east grin grin
Go back to the first post you quoted and see who the mumu is. It is there in the post, at least I cant edit the one in your quote. Then see how you just disgraced yourself.
Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by abouzaid: 8:33pm On Feb 12, 2018
omongbatim:
All these poor salaries sef. N150,000K per month is = $428 per month. This is not up to the monthly salary of a Bugger flipper in the U.S. who would be considered poor. Yet, you see these Nigerian civil servants visiting the U.S. and spending dollars like no man's business. Where do they get the dollars from? STOP DECEIVING YOURSELVES, NIGERIANS. NO NIGERIAN CIVIL SERVANT DEPENDS ON THEIR SALARY. THEY ALL STEAL, LOOT AND PLUNDER YOUR COLLECTIVE NATIONAL INHERITANCE.
I have already accepted that Nigeria is hopeless. I sleep better with that conviction.

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Re: Benue, Kogi, Plateau Pay Civil Servants High Despite Poor Revenue by sunbbo(m): 8:35pm On Feb 12, 2018
Nice

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