The Nigeria Senate has approved the N234 billion budget for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 elections.
The approval was given at its plenary session on Thursday.
Senator Goje Danjuma had presented the report of the Committee on Appropriations and Finance on the INEC 2019 Election Budget.
While presenting the report, Danjuma commended the senate leadership for its efforts. Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, also praised the committee for its efforts, stating that "the issue was only referred to the committee yesterday. I commend Senator Danjuma Goje, Senator Suleiman Nazif and their respective committees for their hard work".
Senate President Bukola Saraki also spoke on the need to approve the budget.
The amount was eventually approved by the Senate.