The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire says it will recruit 16, 139 Adhoc staff for the Kogi governorship election holding on Nov. 16.
Naija News reports that the INEC Federal Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, disclosed this on Tuesday, October 8 during a sensitisation programme at the Federal College of Education, Okene.
Okoye in his statement revealed that the Adhoc staff will work as polling clerks, presiding officers, assistant presiding officers among others.
Okoye said that the commission had created 3,508 voting points for the state’s 1, 646,350 registered voters who would participate in the election at the 2,548 polling units in 239 wards spread across the state.
While speaking further, the INEC’s federal commissioner announced that all non-sensitive materials for the election were already in the state, while the sensitive ones will arrive two weeks to the election.
The INEC commissioner said the outreach programme was to sensitise staff and students of the institution who were going to be among the Adhoc staff to be recruited. He explained that all the ad-hoc staff would be trained, to enable them to handle the assignment effectively.
“Your training is not transferable, If you cannot meet up, step out, it is an individual thing, we want to do things seamlessly,” he said.