Thursday, 11 October 2018

Senate approves N234bn for INEC for 2019 elections

 The senate has approved N234.51 billion for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 elections.

The upper chamber approved the amount at plenary on Thursday.

The 10-week recess of the national assembly had delayed the approval, sparking fears that the 2019 elections might be postponed.

INEC had demanded N242 billion for the next general election.

According to the Senate, the approval became imperative to enable Nigeria prepare adequately for the elections.

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