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NASS Slashes Funds From MDA’s To Fund 2019 Elections

NASS Slashes Funds From MDA’s To Fund 2019 Elections
  • PublishedNovember 8, 2018

The National Assembly has slashed the budget of thirty government agencies to fund the 2019 general elections.

The Senate and the House of Representatives had approved that the sum of N242 billion be taken from Service Wide Votes for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to conduct the 2019 elections.

With this adjustment, the funds for INEC and security agencies will be taken from the Service Wide Votes as well as the 2018 Budget of 30 ministries and agencies.

Some of the agencies where funds are expected to be vired from include, the Ministry of Agriculture from which N11 billion will be deducted, the Ministry of Education from which N10.2 billion will be deducted and the Ministry of Health from which eight billion Naira will be deducted, among others.

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