2019 Polls: Senate Slashes Power, Health, Education, Presidency Funds
The National Assembly has slashed the budget of thirty government agencies to fund the 2019 general elections. The Senate and the House of Representatives had approved that the sum of N242 billion be taken from Service Wide Votes for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to conduct the 2019 elections.
With this adjustment, the funds for INEC and security agencies will be taken from the Service Wide Votes as well as the 2018 Budget of 30 ministries and agencies. Some of the agencies where funds are expected to be vired from include, the Ministry of Education, Health, Agriculture, and the presidency, among others.