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INEC reviews polls budget to N143b

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has adjusted its budget for the 2019 general elections from N189 billion to N143 billion in deference to the National Assembly.

Briefing newsmen at the end of a closed-door meeting, the Chairman, National Assembly Joint Committee on Electoral Matters, Suleiman Nazif, confirmed that the electoral umpire had submitted a new budget reflecting the new sum as originally requested by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said a sub-committee had been raised to review the details of the new appropriation.

The panel is to conclude its assignment today.


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