Thursday, 19 October 2017

Job Vacancy : INEC set to recruit one million workers ahead of 2019 general elections

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakub, told the Senate Committee on Wednesday that the commission will recruit about one million ad hoc members of staff ahead of the 2019 general elections.

According to him, the ad hoc workers to be deployed for the polls, which will begin in 484 days, will be about 300,000 higher than the 700,000 engaged for the 2015 general elections.
The Chairman was quoted at saying, “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 boss, at the interactive session with the lawmakers, also disclosed 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.
He also assured Nigerians that the smart card readers to be deployed for the polls would function efficiently as users would be adequately trained on its usage before the election.

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