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Thursday, 19 October 2017

INEC plans to Recruit 1million Adhoc workers for 2019 General elections | Watch Out

Professor Mahmud Yakub, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) disclosed to the Senate Committee on INEC  yesterday that the commission would recruit about one million ad hoc staff for the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

The INEC revealed that the ad hoc workers will be deployed for the polls, which already has 484 days counting down, a plan adhoc workers with about 300k higher than the 700k engaged for the 2015 general elections.

In his world, “The projected increase in the number of ad hoc (members of ) staff to be engaged in the elections by the commission arose from the need to make provisions for adequate manpower for the exercise on a general template and, specifically, to take care of peculiar needs for that purpose in some  polling units across the federation.”  

The INEC chairman, at the interactive session with the lawmakers, also revealed that the commission was planning to make the five categories of disfranchised Nigerians participate in the 2019 general elections.

The five categories, according to him, are the 16,000 INEC personnel, members of the civil society organisations who serve as election monitors and observers, the media,  security personnel and prison inmates.

The INEC boss assured Nigerians that the smart card readers to be deployed for the polls would function efficiently as users would be fully trained on its usage before the election.

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