The Senate and the House of the Representatives Joint Committee on Electoral Matters on Tuesday adopted the fourth version of the 2018/2019 Electoral Amendment Act.
The amendment this time, however, is to be carried out behind closed door
Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), made this known when at the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja.
The Chairman of the committee, Senator Suleiman Nazif, made this known at the committee meeting on Thursday in Abuja.
The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Suleiman Nazif, had told newsmen after a closed door meeting on Tuesday that the Joint Panel had established a subcommittee that will look into the INEC budget for 2019 elections and meet today…
The Electoral Body complied with the directive of the Committee to submit the budget of N143 billion for consideration.
The request was made by the National Assembly Joint Committee on INEC on Monday
Nazif made this known when the Minister of Budget and Planning, Udo Udoma and INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, appeared before the joint committee on INEC in Abuja on Friday.
The National Assembly Joint Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission has again invited the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to give further clarifications on the 2019 General Elections Budget.
Apart from the controversial nominee, others confirmed were Festus Okoye (South East) , Attahiru Garba Madani (Niger), Elder Monday Udo Tom ( Akwa Ibom).
A statement from Saraki’s Media Office said the committee had as its Chairman, Senator Suleiman Nazif.