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PHOTOS: INEC receives last shipment of BVAS for elections

BY Jesupemi Are


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has received the last consignment of the bimodal voter accreditation (BVAS) machines in preparation for the general election.

Festus Okoye, INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday.

He said the commission has created hubs in Abuja, Kano, Lagos and Port Harcourt to ensure smooth delivery of the machines.

Okoye said Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC chairman, as well as national commissioners and other senior officials, were at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Tuesday, to receive the BVAS.


He added that officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) were also at the airport to receive the INEC team.

The INEC commissioner said several flights delivered the BVAS to the designated airports for movement to states ahead of the elections in the last four months. 

“With the arrival of the last flight in Abuja yesterday, the Commission has now taken delivery of the required number of the BVAS for all the polling units in the country and extra machines in line with our contingency provisions for all critical election materials,” the statement reads.





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