The Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DESIEC) is proposing to spend N900 million to conduct the local government elections slated to hold in 2021, its Chairman, Chief Mike Ogbodu, said on Monday in Asaba.
Ogbodu, while defending the 2021 budget proposal of the commission before the House Committee on Establishment, Ethics and Privileges, said that the amount was captured under non-regular overhead cost.
He said that an additional N270 million was proposed for legal matters and other activities.
“The commission is already putting measures in place towards achieving a seamless local government election in the state,” he told the lawmakers.
The Chairman of the Committee, Mr Innocent Anidi, in a remark, advised the commission to continue to uphold its integrity as an independent institution in the discharge of its duties.
Anidi commended the commission for its early preparations for the exercise, and pledged the lawmakers’ support toward success. (NAN)