Professor Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the commission needs N305 billion to conduct the 2023 general elections.
He made the claim this during a meeting with the Senate Committee on Appropriation at the National Assembly on Monday.
According to the INEC boss, the amount will enable the commission to prepare for the election and purchase all the election materials needed and also cover several bye-elections across the country.
He, however, stated that the commission has already received N100 billion out of the required amount for the elections.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation Senator Jibrin Barau, has said that the 2022 budget will be laid, debated, and passed on Tuesday, December 21.