The details of the meeting between the Senate and the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has emerged. The Chairman, Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Suleiman Nazif led the committee members in a meeting with Mahmood Yakubu, and other INEC Commissioners on Wednesday.
The Senate committe told INEC that the Senate will ensure that all the funds needed for the election will be made available. The details of the meeting was provided by the New Media Department, Office of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki. Senators present were Senators: Atai Aidoko, James Manager, Mohammed Hassan, Sabi Abdullahi, Ovie Omo Agege, Olusola Adeyeye, Abdullahi Gumel, Gilbert Nnaji, Isah Misau and Senator Suleiman Nazif (Chairman Senate Committee on INEC).
Nazif told INEC, “This budget defense will assure Nigerians that this Senate is committed to the “This budget defense will put to an end all the political brouhaha. We will ensure that INEC receives all the necessary funding that it needs for the 2019 elections.
“Continuous voter registration is of great importance to Nigerians. Without which you cannot excercise your right to vote. Mr. Chairman, in the 2018 budget, we made provision for this process and I believe that this funds are supposed to run till the end of the year.”