Atiku Bagudu, Nigeria’s Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, , has said that N18 billion would be provided for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to support them in the conduct of the Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo elections.
He disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the Council meeting, presided over by President Bola Tinubu at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He equally noted that a total sum of N2.1 trillion has been approved by FEC as Supplementary Budget for the year 2023, the second this year.
He explained that out of the proposed amount, N605 billion would be spent on national defence and security, while about N300 billion would be spent on the maintenance of bridges.
Bagudu also disclosed that N210 billion would go for the payment of wage awards to civil servants and N400 billion for cash transfers to vulnerable households.