Electoral Commission Boss to justify N143b budget

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The Joint National Assembly Panel has fixed Tuesday for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to present a fresh N143 billion elections budget after the adoption of President Muhammadu Buhari’s request.

The Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu would defend the budget in a closed door session with lawmakers.

After consultations the lawmakers agreed to meet the INEC boss behind closed door to consider the budget.

Reports say ”the reason for the closed door meeting is not fully known” but some of the items in INEC’s request had nothing to do with 2019 General elections.

 

Lateefah Ibrahim