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Budget – INEC Chairman Yakubu Says N100bn For 2023 Election Is Not Enough

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Budget - INEC Chairman Yakubu Says N100bn For 2023 Election Is Not Enough

INCE Chairman Yakubu says N100bn for 2023 Election Is Not Enough. According to INEC, N100 billion is insufficient to conduct the 2023 general elections.

Inec Chairman Yakubu says N100bn for 2023 Election Is Not Enough
Inec Chairman Yakubu says N100bn for 2023 Election Is Not Enough

INEC Chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu says the N100 billion proposed for the general elections in next year’s budget is inadequate.

On Friday, he revealed this while testifying before the Senate Committee on INEC to defend INEC’s 2022 budget estimates.

Yakubu pointed out that N189 billion was appropriated for the 2019 general elections, and that N100 billion is insufficient for 2023.

In a statement, INEC’s chairman said the proposed N100bn was the first tranche towards general elections in 2023.

Yakubu said INEC is working with the Ministry of Finance to raise the proposed amount for the 2023 general election.

Yakubu stated: “We are already in touch with the Federal Ministry of Finance on the additional requirements for the 2023 general elections.

“Either we come to the National Assembly to defend the budget before the committee or we would do what we did in 2019 when the executive just submitted the proposal to the National Assembly and we came to defend it.

“We would need more money because we’ve expanded our polling units and we are introducing new technology for elections among many other new innovations. The number of registered voters will increase beyond the 84 million for the 2019 general elections.”

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