Contrary to widespread belief that six billion naira will be spent on feeding of Police force, The Independent National Electoral Commission have debunked the rumors
“lNEC did not budget N6 billion to feed the police.
There is no budget head for feeding the police in the INEC Election Budget.
What we do have is a budget head for feeding all election personnel on
election days and it covers all INEC permanent and ad hoc staff, presiding ofﬁcers, supervisors, monitors, collation and returning ofﬁcers and all security personnel on election duty includng the police, NSDC, lmmigration, Prison & NDLEA ofﬁcers, etc numbering in excess of a million people. The estimated budget for this is more than 25% less than what is being bandied around and it covers all elections including bye elections, re runs, mn offs
and court ordered elections.
The General Public should please take note and not be deceived with the wrong information which abound in Social Media