The Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission ( NASEIC) said that it has appropriated N600m in the 2021 budget proposal for the conduct of the state Local governmemt election in February 27, 2021.
Barr. Ayuba Usman Wandai, the Chairman of the Commission made this known when the Commission appeared before the State House of Assembly Committee on NASIEC, Mutltilateral Cooperation and Community Development to defend its 2021 budget proposal.
Usman Wandai said that the commission is working hard towards ensuring the conduct of the local government poll 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.
Wandai appreciated the committee for supporting the activities of the commission and called for its sustenance.
Earlier, Hon Mohammed Okpoku, the Chairman of the Committee assured the commission of the House support.
Okpoku urged the management of the commission to continue to be up and doing in taking the commission to the greater height in the state.
The chairman also assured the commission of continued support to succeed and to conduct the best LG poll so far in the country.
Meanwhile, the management of UNICEF led by Yakubu Mohammed, Nasarwwa State Coordinator of UNICEF Assisted Programme also defended the agency 2021 budget proposal as he assured that UNICEF would continue to intervene in health, water sanitation, basic education and child protection among others for the overall development of communities in the state.
Corereporters report that the management of the Nasarawa state Community and Social Development Agency ( NSCDA) led by its General Manager, Ahmed Saidu Ey-Shaa, also appeared before the committee.