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At least 19 African presidents earn higher salaries than the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari despite announcing a salary cut in 2015.

These 19 African presidents earn higher salaries than Buhari play At least 19 African presidents earn higher salaries than the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari despite announcing a salary cut in 2015. (AFP)

 

  • Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari earns a monthly and annual salary far lower than 19 of his counterparts in other African countries.

  • Despite this, in 2015, Buhari announced a pay cut in the salaries of himself and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.


Unlike the typical African worker whose salary per annum varies from over $14,000 in South Africa to less than $2,400 in Egypt, African presidents earn between $12,000 and $600,000 a year.

A report by Africa Review team for Daily Monitor Newspaper in Uganda, revealed Cameroon’s President, Paul Biya as the highest paid African President with a sum of $610,000 (Ksh61 million) per annum.

Biya’s annual salary is almost three times that of South Africa’s counterpart, despite the South African economy is 10 times bigger than Cameroon’s.

In 2015, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari had announced a pay cut in the salaries of himself and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

See the annual salaries of these 20 African presidents.

Cameroon

President: Paul Biya

Salary: $630,000 per annum, $52,500 per month

Morocco

President: King Mohamed IV

Salary: $450,000 per annum, $37,500

South Africa

President: Cyril Ramaphosa

Salary: $272,000 per annum, $22,666

Tanzania

President: John Magufuli

Salary: $192,000 per annum, $16,000

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Algeria

President: Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Salary: $164,000 per annum, $13,666

Equatorial guinea

President: Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

Salary: $140,000 per annum, $11,666

play Some African leaders enjoy a joke. (ethiodailypost.com)
 

Kenya

President: Uhuru Kenyatta

Salary: $132,000 per annum, $11,000

Comoros

President: Azali Assoumani

Salary: $111,000 per annum, $9,250

Congo Republic

President: Joseph Kabila

Salary: $110,000 per annum, $9,166

Namibia

President: Hage Geingob

Salary: $110,000 per annum, $9,166

Zimbabwe

President: Emmerson Mnangagwa

Salary: $108,000 per annum, $9,000

Mauritius

President: Ameenah Gurib

Salary: $104,000 per annum, $8,666

Côte D'Ivoire

President: Alassane Ouattara

Salary: $100,000 per annum, $8,333

play A list of African presidents and their respective salaries annually (Dail Monitor Uganda)
 

Liberia

President: George Weah

Salary: $98,000 per annum, $8,166

Rwanda

President: Paul Kagame

Salary: $95,000 per annum, $7,916

Angola

President: João Lourenço

Salary: $81, 000 per annum, $6,750

Ghana

President: Nana Akufo-Addo

Salary: $76,000 per annum, $6,333

Malawi

President: Peter Mutharika

Salary: 75,000 per annum, $6,250

Egypt

President: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Salary: 72,000 per annum, $6,000

Nigeria

President: Muhammadu Buhari

Salary: $70,000 per annum, $5,833

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