Electoral Body, INEC Gives Reason For Keeping Dead Nigerians On Voter Register

Electoral Body, INEC Gives Reason For Keeping Dead Nigerians On Voter Register

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has stated the failure of the commission to get appropriate information on death in the nation has actually impeded it from getting rid of names of dead Nigerians from the citizen register.

He included that INEC had actually been occasionally getting rid of disqualified individuals and several registrants utilizing innovation however the innovation can not help the commission to recognize and eliminate dead individuals from its record.



According to Punch, Yakubu stated this when he got the Chairman of the National Population Commission, Nasir Kwarra, at the head office of the commission in Abuja on Friday.

He, nevertheless, contacted the NPC to guarantee that information on dead individuals in the nation is provided to the commission for an appropriate tidy up of the citizen register.

He stated, “Perhaps you might want to begin by availing us with the list of popular Nigerians who have actually handed down, civil and public servants assembled from the authorities records of federal government Ministries, Departments and Agencies and other Nigerians from health center and funeral service records throughout the nation.

” We value that this is a burden however that is partially why we have the National Population Commission. We are positive that the NPC has the capability to do so. This info is crucial for INEC to improve the reliability of the National Register of Voters”.

According to Yakubu, the NPC and INEC have actually started among the most creative and substantial inter-agency partnerships in Nigeria in the location of delimitation of borders of electoral constituencies.

Earlier, Kwarra stated the NPC was waiting for the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari (retd), to perform a nationwide census by the very first quarter of 2022.

According to him, the Enumeration Area Demarcation workout which is a start to a nationwide census was still continuous, including that INEC intends to finish the enumeration by October.

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