ABUJA – FOR presiding over the affairs of Nigeria as its president in the last three years, President Goodluck Jonathan has pocketed N4.323 billion as salary.
In the same vein, he had within the last three years,paid N626.422 million as tax to the country.
The years which the president earned the salary and paid the tax, according to document from the Federal Inland. Revenue Service,FIRS, he released to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, were 2011,2012 and 2013.
The document which was placed at the INEC office at Area 10, Abuja, showed that the president, in 2011,2012 and 2013, received the said amount.
The document showed that the president yearly salary stands at N14, 410, 290. 48 yearly.
The president also paid a total of N626, 422, 175 million as tax in the years under review.
The income tax clearance certificate from the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Abuja with Ref. No: ABJ/MDA/PAYE/09690150 and dated July 2 2014, revealed that in Year 2011, 2012 and 2013, he received a total of N4,323, 087,144 salaries.
But the total amount of tax paid for three years is N626, 422, 175
While he paid N1, 242, 670, 21 as tax in 2011, Jonathan paid N2, 510, 775.77 for 2012 and 2013.
The document tagged: “To whom it may concern”, indicated that the president’s source of income was “employment”.
The clearance which was stamped and received in the Legal Services Department of INEC on December 18 2014 reads: “This is to certify that Dr. JONATHAN, Ebele Goodluck (Presidency) has paid income tax assessment for the past three years.
Meanwhile, the Code of Conduct Bureau has cleared Vice President Namadi Sambo to contest the 2015 general elections.
The letter of clearance was issued by the chairman of CCB, Mr. Sam Saba, to Sambo for the 2011 general elections.
It reads: “This is to certify that Arc. Namadi Sambo, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has never breached any of the Code of Conduct for public officers as contained in 5th schedule to (sic) the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (1999), and has been declaring his assets as and when due.
He is therefore cleared to contest the 2011 Presidential election.”