Senate Approves INEC’s N234bn Budget For 2019 Elections

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday approved a request of N234.51 billion made by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct the 2019 general election.

The development, Africa News 24 reports is against the N242.45 billion requested by President Muhammadu Buhari.

A quick check shows that the upper legislative chambers approved the sum with a reduction of N7.9 billion.

The Senate also approved that the total sum of N189 billion which will the funding for the 2019 general elections be vired from both recurrent and capital components of the special intervention programme.