INEC To Publish New List Of Polling Units Across The Country Next Week

INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

…Receives Fire Engine From FFS

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that a comprehensive list of the new polling units across the country will be published next week.

The Commission also said that details of the locations of the registration centres and the procedure for the commencement of online registration will also be made available after a series of regular consultative meetings with stakeholders next week.

INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu said these at the deployment of a new fire engine to the Commission by the Federal Fire Service (FSC) at its (INEC) headquarters on Monday in Abuja.

He said: “We earlier assured Nigerians that we shall conclude work on the expansion of voter access to polling units and make the new polling units available to citizens ahead of the CVR exercise.

“I am glad to report that we have accomplished this task for the first time in 25 years.

“A comprehensive list of the new polling units will be published next week. “Similarly, details of the locations of the registration centres and the procedure for the commencement of online registration will also be made available after a series of regular consultative meetings with stakeholders next week”.

He also said that Monday’s inauguration of the new fire engine was another affirmation of the support to the Commission from the Federal Fire Service whose personnel already deployed permanently to the Commission, would continue to operate and maintain the fire engines and other fire fighting equipment installed by INEC.

Prof Yakubu said:”As a member of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), the Federal Fire Service has been as concerned as other security agencies about the recent attacks on our offices across the country.

“This is particularly so because out of the 42 attacks on our facilities nationwide, 18 incidents resulted from arson and three more by a combination of arson and vandalization.

“It will be recalled that concerned by these incidents, the Commission convened an emergency meeting of ICCES last week at which the security agencies renewed their determination to collaborate more with the Commission to address this challenge beyond the routine protection of INEC assets and the security of its officials, voters, observers, the media, candidates and their agents during elections.

“For its part, the Federal Fire Service offered to deploy additional state-of-the-art fire engine to the INEC headquarters to complement the two existing trucks. At the same time, it directed its State offices to take additional protective measures around other INEC facilities nationwide.

“Today’s inauguration of the new fire engine is another affirmation of the support to the Commission from the Federal Fire Service whose personnel, already deployed permanently to the Commission, will continue to operate and maintain the fire engines and other fire fighting equipment installed by INEC.

“This demonstration of support from the security agencies is coming on the eve of the resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) nationwide in the next three weeks”.

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