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|Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by 5Ebiscoo: 4:15am On Oct 11|
The Senate yesterday approved the sum of N189,207,544,893 as budgetary allocation to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of the 2019 general election.
The chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje, announced this yesterday during a meeting on the submission of harmonised report of INEC 2019 general election supplementary budget estimates.
The Senate committee will lay the harmonised INEC budget report at plenary today (Thursday).
Goje explained that INEC was allocated the sum of N143,512,529,455 as recommended by President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 general election expenditure as amount needed for 2018, while the balance of N45,695,015,438 was requested for appropriation under 2019 budget.
LEADERSHIP recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had on 11th July, 2018, requested from the Senate an approval of the total sum of N242,445,322,600.00 to fund the 2019 general election.
Buhari’s request was contained in a letter addressed to the National Assembly which was read by the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki.
Buhari had explained that out of a total of N242,445,322,600.00 requested to fund the 2019 general election, the sum of N164,104,792,065.00 was to be sourced through virement in the 2018 budget, while the remaining balance of N78,340,530,535.00 was to be provided for in the 2019 budget.
Specifically, Buhari stated that INEC would be allocated N189,207,544,893.00; Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), N4,281,500,000.00; Department of State Services (DSS); N12,213,282,455.00; Civil Defence, N3,573,534,500.00; Nigeria Police Force, N30,541,317,432.00, and Nigeria Immigration Service, N2,628,143,320.00.
However, the federal lawmakers had proceeded on annual recess from July and was unable to consider and approve the supplementary budget.
Yesterday, a new letter by Buhari to the Senate seeking approval for funding of the 2019 elections with the sum of N242,445,322,600 was read by Senate President Bukola Saraki in plenary.
The President, in the letter dated September 19, 2018, said: “You may recall that in my letter dated 11th July, 20189 I requested for the kind consideration of the National Assembly for a virement under the 2018 appropriation Act.
Part of this request was for the funding of the requests made by INEC and security agencies for the 2019 general elections.
“When the minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, appeared before the joint committee of the NASS set up to consider my request, he was informed that the NASS would be writing to consider accommodating the total amount required for funding of the 2019 elections as part of the virements of the 2018 Appropriation Act, provided there was a specific request made by me.
“In the light of the current realities, and in order to ensure that the 2019 general elections are not affected by any delays in the passage into law of the 2019 Budget, I accept this kind suggest. I therefore wish to formally request that total amount of N242,445,322,600.00 requested by INEC and the security agencies be considered for inclusion in my virement request under the 2018 Appropriation Act.”
Meanwhile, the Senate committee on appropriation yesterday invited the inspector-general of police, the national security adviser (NSA), the DG of DSS, comptroller-general of Nigeria Immigration Service, and the commandant-general of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps to appear before it today.
While making the announcement, Senator Goje said the agencies were invited to come and defend their various budgetary allocations.
There are strong indications that some lawmakers may work against the ratification of INEC budget when it would finally be presented in plenary today by the appropriation committee.
|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by Yankee101: 4:16am On Oct 11|
Nice one. But be careful with Buhari. Don't give him too much too fast before he and Oshio baba start thinking of removing NASS leadership.
|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by rusher14: 4:21am On Oct 11|
It's not NASS' money.
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|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by Yankee101: 4:29am On Oct 11|
rusher14:We not talking about the money....in 2 days of resumption they've sworn in 2 APC. Senators, approved INEC budget etc. They wanted them to reopen to get these things done and then get rid of them.
|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by neolboy(m): 5:31am On Oct 11|
|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by Masama: 6:33am On Oct 11|
They have to or there will be no election for them
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|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by ashjay001(m): 7:13am On Oct 11|
Going by ur logic, it was PMB n d executives of his party, that swore in d new senators n approved INEC's budget
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|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by Yankee101: 8:31am On Oct 11|
You're running wild in the bush...alone!
|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by modath(f): 8:39am On Oct 11|
You sabi book..
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|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by ashjay001(m): 8:43am On Oct 11|
Yeah, I actually prefer that, to being in a herd, all wild!
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|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by zombieTRACKER: 8:45am On Oct 11|
Good one by saraki and patriots
Don't allow the Federal looters prevail
Even though the money is still massive
|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by Racoon(m): 8:46am On Oct 11|
Guess INEC will never organized the sham its legalized as elections in Osun,Kogi,Ekiti, Kastina and Bauchi?
|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by OhiOfIhima: 8:46am On Oct 11|
Nawao, After so many double standard imposition on the budget include huge amount to feed the lifeless dogs.. It is well.
|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by modath(f): 8:46am On Oct 11|
Oga blogger, this your own c+p is for the gods, you copy verbatim without crediting original source & still not smart enough to do a CLEAN job... haba..
|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by IrokoOluwere: 8:47am On Oct 11|
All these wailers that talk gbauu as if they think with their anus Sef
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|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by Emmy9ite02(m): 8:48am On Oct 11|
some fat belly sitting Nigerians will sit down and eat more than 20% of that money.. I pray the election is free and fair though.
**Check my signature if you are serious about getting a high paying job
|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by dazzlingd: 8:48am On Oct 11|
the problem of the black nation has no cure.
Spending this much on election yet there is no electronic voting, yet there would be rigging, non residential Nigerians cannot vote, there will be violence and ballot box hijacking, there will be underage voting, and the list continues.
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|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by maasoap(m): 8:48am On Oct 11|
I posted it that they would approve anything for INEC, they were just doing gra gra. Who are the primary beneficiaries of this budget? Politicians. Mtcheew at the PDPs lawmakers act of playing to the gallery!
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|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by maasoap(m): 8:49am On Oct 11|
Let me guess: PDP lost in all those states.
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|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by NairaMaster1(m): 8:51am On Oct 11|
Even if Atiku is a direct descendant of Lucifer and a cousin to the devil himself and best friends with Judas, we will try him.Even if he is a paternal uncle to Cain, a distant cousin to Achan, Ananias and Saphira , an elder brother to Pharaoh, a nephew to Herod, Delilah's boyfriend or Portipher's wife's ex-boyfriend, we will still try him. If he ends up like "baba nepotism, recession, 5 percent and 95 percent stereotyping", we will vote him out in 2023. We will keep voting out any error till we get the real deal.Aso rock is nobody's permanent inheritance. We have tried Mr Saint and have seen what he stands for.For now, someone should just get set to focus on raising cows in Daura.
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|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by candygist: 8:51am On Oct 11|
Na garbage full your Brian
|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by NightKing02: 8:51am On Oct 11|
Lol vote buying fund approved
|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by Topccy007z: 8:51am On Oct 11|
The only election materials we are not importing are the aspirants and voters
|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by INTEGRITYA1(m): 8:52am On Oct 11|
Nice one, all these days.
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|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by candygist: 8:54am On Oct 11|
He forgot to add bayelsa ... maybe it's because PDP won bayelsa
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|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by ybalogs(m): 8:54am On Oct 11|
Many children thought their parents are RICH until BUHARI came and made them realize their parents are THIEVES...
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|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by andybob(m): 8:54am On Oct 11|
So they should remain idle and not do anything
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|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by Afamed: 8:55am On Oct 11|
Racoon:But that sham included the senatorial seat won by PDP ( Adeleke) in Osun state just last year and another HoR won by same PDP in Oyo state. Except you have another definition for sham
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|Re: Senate Approves N189bn Budget For INEC by candygist: 8:55am On Oct 11|
What is wrong is wrong and can never be right .
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