DSS, Police, Others To Get N53b For 2019 Elections
The Senate has approved a total sum of N53bn for the Office of the National Security Adviser and security agencies to supervise the 2019 general elections.
Other beneficiaries are the Department of State Services, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Police Force, and the Nigerian Immigration Service.
The approval followed the recommendations by the Senate Committee on Appropriations, whose report on the budget was adopted at the plenary on Tuesday.
Senator Rose Oko seconds that the Senate do receive the report of the Committee on INEC on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (SB. 699).
The Report is LAID.#TodayInSenatePlenary
— The Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) October 16, 2018
The Senate had, last week, approved N189bn for the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct the elections.
Source: Naija News