Professor Yakubu Mahmood, INEC Chairman.

The Senate and House of Representatives’ Committees on INEC held a Joint Meeting today in Abuja over the 2019 Elections budget.

Chairman of the Senate Committee, Senator Nazif explained to journalists that the meeting was about how to determine the source, with which the elections will be funded.

The fine-tuning and proper scrutinization of the budget have been set for a later date by the Committees, and the Chairman disclosed the date will be sent to the respective Appropriation Committees in due course.

Recall talks of the 2019 Elections budget were inconclusive the last time INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu was invited.

INEC submitted a budget of N189billion for the 2019 elections with eyebrows raised by Nigerians over the figure.

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