Transport Unions to Lift Over 1m Personnel, 100,000 Vehicles, 4,200 Boats for INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with road transport and marine workers’ union to help lift over a million personnel, 100,000 vehicles and about 4,200 boats deployed for the 2023 general elections.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this, yesterday, in Abuja during the signing of the MoU. The unions in the arrangement are the National Union of Road Transport Workers NURTW, National Association of Road Transport Owners, NARTO and the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN.
The MoU was designed to facilitate the successful deployment of personnel and materials for the 2019 general election and other elections.
“The 2023 general election will involve the nationwide deployment of over one million personnel and massive quantities of materials twice within a period of two weeks from our state offices to 774 local government areas, 8,809 electoral Wards and 176,846 polling units across the length and breadth of our country.
It will require over 100,000 vehicles and about 4,200 boats that will be accompanied by naval gunboats.
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“This is a huge undertaking that must be accomplished in the next 66 days and we are resolute in doing so to give Nigerians a pleasant voting experience.