The Independent National Electoral Commission will get N18bn for the conduct of the Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi governorship elections.
The polls are billed for November 11, 2023, and according to the Minister of Budget and Economic Planning Atiku Bagudu, the electoral umpire will get the fund out of the N2.1 trillion 2023 supplementary budget.
Bagudu spoke on Monday at the State House in Abuja following the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting which was held on the same day.
“Equally, N18 billion was provided for the Independent National Electoral Commission to support them in the conduct of the Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo elections,” he noted.
According to him, the approval of the supplementary budget was to address urgent issues.