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Nasarawa government budgets N600 million for 2021 LG election



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Nasarawa State government has budgeted the sum of N600 million for the conduct of 2021 Local Government election slated for February 27.

Chairman of the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) Barr. Ayuba Usman Wandai, disclosed this amount while he appeared before the State House of Assembly Committee on NASIEC, Mutltilateral Cooperation and Community Development to defend its 2021 budget proposal.

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He explained the readiness of the State electoral umpire, saying that they were working to ensure a free and fair Local Government election in the State.

“We have proposed N600million for the conduct of local government election which by God’s grace will hold on February 27th, 2021.

“We are still within the law to conduct the local government poll in the state.

“We have planned to train the 13 local government Chairmen and 147 councillors if elected during the election, ” he said.

Barrister Wandai acknowledged the support of the State House of Assembly, particularly the Committee, noting that they needed their continued support as the LG election time draw close.

Meanwhile, Hon Mohammed Okpoku, the Chairman of the Committee told the SIEC Chairman of the Assembly’s readiness to support their activities.

He told the Commission Chairman to work harder in sustaining the pride of Nasarawa State, saying they would continue to offer support to succeed and to conduct the best LG poll so far in the country.

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