The Federal Government has said that 18 billion naira would be given to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo gubernatorial elections.
The Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Atiku Bagudu made the disclosure after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, on Monday.
Speaking of the urgency of the requested over two trillion naira 2023 supplementary budget, Bagudu noted that INEC expects the election funds to be taken from the supplementary budget.
“Equally, N18 billion was provided to support INEC in the conduct of the November 11, Governorship elections in
Kogi, Imo and Bayelsa.
“Also provision of N8 billion was included in the supplementary budget for the take-off of the newly created ministries like the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy”, Bagudu disclosed.