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2019 Election: ‪Police, Civil Defence demand N317m to feed dogs, horses.

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps will need N317m to feed and administer drugs to dogs as well as feed horses that will be deployed in the states during the General Elections that will take place will take place between February 16 and March 2, 2019.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps will need N310m to feed and administer drugs to dogs, while the Nigeria Police Force will also require N7m to feed 50 horses that would be used for patrol during the elections.

This is gotten from the information contained in the 2018 virement proposal sent to the National Assembly for the 2019 general election by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, 17th July.


The total police budget for the elections stands at N30.5bn; the Office of the National Security Adviser, N4.2bn; the Department of State Services, N12.2bn; NSCDC, N3.5bn and the Nigeria Immigration Service, N2.6bn.

According to the details of the 2018 virement request the President submitted to the National Assembly, the NSCDC needs N1.2bn this year to prepare for the elections.

The virement request reads, “Medical and general expenses for dogs, N143,782,000; feeding of dogs: N166,315,000.
“Hiring of speedboats: N499,500,000; welfare packages (contingency of N7,000 per state and FCT) N259m;  accommodation allowances for monitors: N185,000,000.”


 
According to the virement document, police election budget this year stands at N679m,  with N7.7m  earmarked for feeding of horses and N100m for printing of non-security materials.

The police also asked for N87.5m for the maintenance of aircraft and N407m for maintenance of the vehicles to be used for election monitoring.

The DSS requested N2.2bn for local election and travel allowances while N100m was earmarked for perception management involving stakeholders, political parties and traditional/religious leaders.

About N120m was budgeted for fuelling generators during the elections which will last for 21 days while N100m was set aside for post-election investigations.

About N200m was budgeted for the deployment of equipment including satellites while N130m was earmarked for election monitoring.

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