The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) spent N108.8 billion on conducting the 2015 general elections which produced President Muhammadu Buhari, 31 governors, 109 senators and 360 House of Representatives members, as well as thousands of state assembly members. This was stated in INEC report of the 2015 general elections. The breakdown of the amount per the 68, 833, 476 registered voters translates to N1,749.38 per Nigerian voter or $8.33 at the exchange rate of N210 per dollar at the time as against the amount per Nigerian voter in the 2011 general election budget with a provision of $9 per voter.
The report, which was released at a Media Workshop on the theme: Media and Election Reportage: An Assessment of Professionalism and Ethical Issues, stated that the commission also got N5.2 billion support from development partners in support of the election. Among the major items on which INEC expended the cash were the sum of N15.6 billion on Presidential, Governorship elections runoffs, N14.1 billion on honorarium for ad-hoc staff, N10.5 billion for electoral hazards allowance, N 8 billion for ballot papers, N6 billion on ad-hoc staff training and N5 billion for ballot boxes.