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Over 1.4 Million Ad Hoc Employees To Receive Training On The Use Of BVAS-INEC

For the Nigerian general elections in 2023, the Bimodal Voter Registration Systems (BVAS) will be used effectively thanks to training provided by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Festus Okoye, the national commissioner for INEC, revealed this information in an interview for the Channels TV programme “2022 In Retrospect, an End-Of-Year special.”

The Commission added that it had enough BVAS to hold elections at all 176,846 polling places nationwide.

He declared, “We want to teach our ad hoc personnel more thoroughly so that we won’t have people who don’t know how to use the BVAS and blame technology and other things for it.

“The BVAS, which we said will be the game-changer in relation to this election, is in place. And I want to confirm that we have a sufficient number of BVAS that will be used in the conduct of elections in the 176,846 polling units across this country,”

“We are also harvesting the names and details of those that will serve as our adhoc staff. For the two elections, the national and state elections, we are going to engage over 1.4 million adhoc staff and we are going to train them,” he said.

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Okoye further stated that the processes and procedures of the commission are going well as planned and Nigerians should expect a very good election in 2023.

“People of this country should expect that INEC will conduct a very good election. Conducting a very good election in terms of the fact that we started preparations for the 2023 general elections immediately we finished with the 2019 general election.

“As of today, our processes and procedures are going well as planned.”

Okoye said by December 30, 2022, political parties were supposed to have submitted the names, signatures and personal particulars of their polling agents in relation to national election.

On January 6, 2023, they are supposed to submit the names, the signatures, photographs and particulars of their agents on state elections, he said.

The INEC commissioner also said on January 12, 2023, INEC will release the official list of voters noting that “all these things are going as planned and they are going to be accomplished on schedule.”

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