Monday, 13 February 2017

INEC to spend N19.1bn for elections in 2017

INEC to spend N19.1bn for elections in 2017
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is to spend 19 billion Naira for elections in 2017.
This was made known by the commission’s chairman professor Mahmood Yakubu while presenting the Commission’s budget for 2017 before the House Committee on Electoral Matters headed by Honorable Aisha Dukku.
The chairman who also noted that the INEC has drawn up a strategic plan in preparations for the 2019 general elections explained that the early preparation is to ensure readiness for the polls as strategic plan for the general elections is being discussed at the three levels of government.
On the use of the identity cards for elections, Professor Yakubu noted that the Office of the Vice President is coordinating the exercise,..adding that all agencies with individual data bases have been mandated to harmonise such data with the national identity card.

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