July 14, 2024

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2023: INEC Requires N305billion To Conduct Polls-Mahmood

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu has revealed that the electoral body will require N305 billion to conduct the 2023 general elections. he disclosed this during a meeting with the Senate committee on appropriation at the National Assembly on Monday, December 20. The INEC boss also noted that the amount will enable the commission to prepare for the election and purchase all the materials needed and also cover several bye-elections across the country.

He, however, stated that the commission has already received N100 billion out of the required amount for the elections. Prof Mahmood noted that the 2022 Appropriation bill had made provision for the sum of N140 billion of which N40 billion is for the regular budget of the commission while the remaining N100 billion is for the preparation of the 2023 general elections.