BREAKING: Senate approves N53bn for security agencies for 2019 elections

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Senate has approved a total sum of N53bn ‎for the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA. and security agencies.

The fund is meant for the supervision of the 2019 general elections.

Also to benefit from the fund are the Department of State Services, DSS, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSDC, Nigeria Police Force, and the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS.

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The Senate committee on appropriation recommended the approval after its report on the budget was adopted at plenary on Tuesday.

Recall that the lawmakers had last week, approved N189bn for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the running of ‎the elections.

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