The nation may incur annual costs of around N343.25m for the housing allowances for the recently appointed ministers.
According to The PUNCH, the Federal Government would spend N1.37 billion on housing for the 45 ministers-designate over the course of four years using that annual allocation.
The allowances are calculated using information compiled from a document downloaded from the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Allocation Commission’s website.
It includes housing allowances (200% of the basic salary), domestic staff allowances (75% of the basic salary), utility allowances (30% of the basic salary), and furnishings allowances (300% of the basic salary).
In contrast to other monthly allowances, the furniture allowance is often disbursed on a quadrennial basis.
The portfolios of the ministers were just disclosed by President Bola Tinubu.
The list did not include the names of Nasir El-Rufai, a former Governor of Kaduna state, Stella Okotete, a former National Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress, and Danladi Abubakar, a ministerial nominee from Taraba State.
The ministers and their designations are as follows Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy: Bosun Tijani; Minister of State, Environment and Ecological Management: Ishak Salako; Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy: Wale Edun; Minister of Marine and Blue Economy: Bunmi Tunji-Ojo; Minister of Power: Adebayo Adelabu; Minister of State, Health and Social Welfare: Tunji Alausa; Minister of Solid Minerals Development: Dele Alake; Minister of Tourism: Lola Ade-John; Minister of Transportation: Adegboyega Oyetola.
Others are Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Doris Anite; Minister of Innovation Science and Technology, Uche Nnaji; Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Nkiruka Onyejeocha; Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy; Minister of Works, David Umahi; Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo; Minister of Youth, Abubakar Momoh; Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu; Minister of State, Gas Resources, Ekperikpe Ekpo; Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Heineken Lokpobiri; Minister of Sports Development, John Enoh and Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.
Also on the list are the Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa; Minister of Defence, Muhammed Badaru; Minister of State Defence, Bello Matawalle; Minister of State, Education, Tanko Sununu; Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa