The Nigerian National Assembly Holds Plenary Next Week Over Electoral Budget

The National Assembly has called off its break to reconvene next week in consideration of the letter from the President Muhammadu Buhari on the proposed sum of N164 billion to be provided for as supplementary of the 2018 budget as well as to look into the proposed N242 billion that would be required for the conduction of 2019 general elections.

The decision to reconvene was arrived at after a closed door meeting between the Principal officers of the National Assembly and the Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu and other officials of the Commission.

The meeting was presided over by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, with the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara in attendance.

Though principal officers of the All Progressives Congress, APC were not at the meeting, that of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP attended the meeting at room 301, Senate Wing.

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