EMPIRICAL NEXUS BETWEEN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ATTRIBUTES AND DIRECTORS REMUNERATION: NIGERIAN EVIDENCE
This study is aimed at investigating the relationship between corporate governance attributes and director’s remuneration in Nigerian quoted firms. Specifically the study attempted to proffer answers to questions as it relates to the impact of board size, firm size, board independence, chief executive officer duality on directors' remuneration. Secondary data were extracted from the financial statements and accounts of the sampled firms for a 25years period spanning 1997-2021. And analyzed using Ordinary Least Squares Regression (OLS) E-views version 10 The study revealed that Board size, firm size, and board independence exerted positive effect on directors' remuneration, whereas the presence of a chief executive officer duality had negative influence on directors' remuneration. It was recommended that the position of Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 as it concerns directors’ remuneration should be carefully adhered to and that the directors' remuneration must not be altered by any director irrespective of their positions in the organization. It is concluded that the chief executive officer duality should not be used as a yardstick in the determination of directors’ remuneration rather the board size, firm size, board independence should be used as a measure for fixing directors’ remuneration.
Keywords: Director’s Remuneration, Board Size, Firm Size, Board Independence, Chief Executive Officer Duality.
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