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ABUJA INEC Gets N5.2bn From Devt Partners


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

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