Senate approves 189 billion naira to INEC for conduct of 2019 general elections

Senate has finally approved the sum of 189billion naira for the Independent National Electoral Commission – INEC, for the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

It also said the approved sum of money should be vired from both recurrent and capital component of special intervention programme captured in the service-wide votes of the 2018 appropriation act. Following the approval, the aggregate INEC budget for the 2018 appropriation will be 234 billion naira.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had written to the upper chamber requesting for virement of the INEC budget which was expeditiously debated and eventually okayed.



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