BREAKING: 2019, Senate Approves N234.5bn For INEC 




Nigeria's Senate Chamber

By Olusegun Lawrence, ABUJA 

The Senate has approved the sum of N234.51 billion for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to execute the 2019 general elections.
Prompt News Online recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2018, sent a supplementary budget to the National Assembly for approval.
However, the passage has been delayed because the lawmakers had been on recess.
The amount approved is however, N7.9 billion less than the amount the President requested for.
Find below breakdown of the supplementary budget for the general elections:

2018 supplementary – N164, 104, 792, 065
2019 budget – N78, 314, 530, 535
Total – N242, 445, 322, 600

Office of the National Security Adviser
2018 supplementary – N3, 855, 500, 000
2019 budget – 426, 000, 000
Total – 4, 281, 500,000

INEC
2018 supplementary – N143, 512, 529, 445
2019 budget – N45, 695, 015,438
Total: N189, 207, 544, 893

NSCDC
2018 supplementary – N1, 845, 597, 000
2019 budget – N1, 727, 997, 500
Total – N3, 573, 534, 500

Nigeria Police
2018 supplementary – N11, 457, 417, 432
2019 budget – N19, 083, 900, 000
Total – N30, 541, 317, 432

NIS
2018 supplementary – N530, 110, 078
2019 budget – N2, 098,033, 142
Total – N2, 628, 143, 320

DSS
2018 supplementary – N2, 903, 638, 000
2019 budget – N9,309,644,455
Total – N12, 213, 282, 455

Nigeria’s general elections are billed to hold in February and March, 2019.



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