The Minister of National Planning , Udoma Udo Udoma, has joined the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, for the 2019 elections ’ budget defence .

The two stepped into the venue of the meeting of the Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives Committees on INEC, at the Senate building, at 12 : 15 pm, on Friday .

Chairman of the joint committee , Senator Suleiman Nazif , in his opening remarks reiterated the committee ’s commitment to ensure that INEC got what it deserves to ensure a hitch – free 2019 general elections .