2019 election: Senate approves N53bn for security [Breakdown]


The Senate on Tuesday approved the security budget of N53.2 billion for the 2019 general elections.

The Senate further approved that the money be vired from both the recurrent and capital components of the Special Intervention Programme captured in the Service Wide Vote of the 2018 Appropriation Act.

“The committee, having considered the report of its sub-committees on INEC Security and intelligence, interior and police affairs in respect of the provisions for INEC, NSA, DSS, NSCDC, NIS and NPF, approved request by President Muhammadu Buhari for passage,” Goje said.

The report showed the amount Buhari had requested for each of the agencies as follows: Office of National Security Adviser (NSA) (N4.3 billion) and Immigration (N2.6 billion).

However, the Senate approved N9.5 billion for NSA, N2.6 billion for Immigration, N10.2 billion for DSS, N27.3 billion for NPF and NSCDC, N3.6 billion.Read More


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