When the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu budgeted N52bn on SECURITY; many people are of the opinion that the funds are too much. This is because the military, police, DSS and other Security Operatives do receive monthly salaries.
I was among those who supported that N52bn be paid to INEC to ensure smooth SECURITY network.
Guys, as an Engineer by profession; we start from the known to the unknown.
We have 119, 973 POLLING UNITS for 2019 ELECTIONS.
ASSUMING that we deploy 2 soldiers and 2 policemen per each each POLLING UNIT; it becomes 119, 973 x 4 = 479, 892
Assuming we budget N100,000 per person for the two ELECTIONS; we’ll have N47.9bn.
But in most POLLING UNITS; we have one police man or none.
Can you see how lack of proactive approach caused lost lives during the elections??