2019 elections: INEC proposes N9bn for hazard allowance



INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

By Naomi Sgarang

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has earmarked N9 billion within the 2018 funds estimates of the fee for hazard and different allowances of workers members on the sphere.

Chairman of the fee, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu made disclosure on Wednesday whereas defending the 2018 funds estimates of the electoral physique earlier than the Senate Committee on INEC.

He defined that the entire budgetary determine of the fee for the 2019 basic election was nonetheless being compiled.

According to him, the precise amount of cash the 2019 basic election will price the fee throughout the 119,999 polling models within the nation can solely be arrived at, after the passage of Electoral Act.

“It is provisions of the modification to 2010 Electoral Act after passage by the National Assembly that may present the fee how elections at major stage by the political events could be carried out.

“And monetary cost that would entail on the part of INEC, let alone the general elections”, he stated.

Meanwhile, the Senate Committee on INEC additionally screened further eight nominees as Resident Electoral Commissioners.

Those screened and cleared had been Dr Usman Ajidagba from Kwara, Baba Yusuf Abba, Borno, Segun Agbaje from Ekiti .

Others are: Yahaya Bello, Nasarawa and Mohammed Ibrahim from Gombe.(NAN)