(Last Updated On: October 11, 2018)

Mahmood Yakubu is a Nigerian academic and current Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The Independent National Electoral Commission, set up in 1998, is the electoral body which was set up to oversee elections in Nigeria.

The Senate has approved N234.51 billion for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The approved sum is about N7.9 billion less than the N242.45 billion requested by President Buhari.

The Senate also approved that the total sum of N189 billion which will be for the funding of the 2019 elections be moved from both recurrent and capital components of the special intervention programme.


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