The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) boss, Professor Mohammed Yakubu has revealed that the commission will need N305 billion to be able to conduct the 2023 general elections.
He made this revelation during a meeting with the Senate Committee on Appropriation at the National Assembly on Monday, December 20, 2021.
He noted that the N305 billion will enable the Commission to prepare for the election as well as buy all the election materials needed and also cover several bye-election across Nigeria. Out of the amount reguired he says the commission has already received N100 billion
”For the 2023 general elections, we have made a submission on the basis of the N100 billion as a one-line item plus the N40 billion in the 2022 ppropriation bill and then and then there is the outstanding N205 billion, What we have done is to look at activities that we need to conduct before the general elections,” he said