Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC
During a meeting on the submission of harmonised report of INEC 2019 general election supplementary budget, the chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje, announced that the Senate approved the sum of N189,207,544,893 as budgetary allocation to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of the 2019 general election.
The Senate committee will lay the harmonised INEC budget report at plenary today (Thursday).
Goje explained that INEC was allocated the sum of N143,512,529,455 as recommended by President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 general election expenditure as amount needed for 2018, while the balance of N45,695,015,438 was requested for appropriation under 2019 budget.
While making the announcement, Senator Goje said the inspector-general of police, the national security adviser (NSA), the DG of DSS, comptroller-general of Nigeria Immigration Service, and the commandant-general of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps agencies were invited to appear before it and defend their various budgetary allocations.