National Assembly Approves INEC’s Budget

 National Assembly Approves INEC’s Budget

inecThe national assembly has finally approved the budget of the independent national electoral commission INEC for theĀ  2019 General Elections.

The Joint committee on INEC however asked the electoral umpire to give accountable representation of the one hundred and forty nine billion naira budget requested by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Co-chairman of the joint National Assembly committee Senator Suleiman Nazif stated this on Monday after a closed door meeting.
It would be recalled that the presidency had forwarded a request for the sum of one hundred and eighty nine billion naira for the conduct of the forth coming general elections.
As it stands, the budget deficit of over forty billion naira will be considered within the appropriation bill for 2019.

Mariam Harun

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