The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it was supported with $21,316005 and £209,9000 about N5,207, 260, 433.55 to enable the commission fund the 2015 general elections.
The amount pooled from the Ford Foundation, United Nation Development Programmes (UNDP); European Union and the International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES) and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)
The grants were targeted at specific electoral programmes aimed at promoting the successful conduct of the elections.
Some of the grants include: $1million grants by the Ford Foundation for Business Process Re-design (BPR) and Voters Education.
The UNDP/DGD gave a grant of $1,073,005.67 for Election Management System EMS and Training for Security Officials; another $17,552,236 for Sponsorship of INEC Engagement with relevant and strategic stakeholders, etc.
The Open Society Initiative for West Africa extend a grant of $84,764.00 to INEC for prosecution of Electoral Offences and Gazette of Electoral Regulation.
Civic Education and Election Monitoring through Yar’adua Centre was funded by a grant of $1,600,00 from the Mac Arthur Foundation.
Another €209,900.00 for preventing Conflict and Electoral Violence support to the Independent National Electoral Commission came from International IDEA.
The commission said the monies were converted at the prevailing exchange rate of N165 and N200 for dollar and Euro respectively.
– Patrick Osadebamwen, Abuja