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Why Dead Nigerians’ Names Are Still On Voter Register – INEC


Chairman of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said that the shortcoming of the fee to get satisfactory information on loss of life within the nation has hindered it from eradicating names of lifeless Nigerians from the voter register.

He said that INEC had been periodically eradicating ineligible individuals and a number of registrants utilizing know-how however the know-how can’t help the fee to establish and take away lifeless individuals from its report.

Yakubu made this identified when he obtained the Chairman of the Nationwide Inhabitants Fee, Nasir Kwara, on the headquarters of the fee in Abuja on Friday.

He, nonetheless, known as on the NPC to make sure that information on lifeless individuals within the nation is made out there to the fee for a correct clear up of the voter register.

He mentioned,

“Maybe chances are you’ll want to begin by availing us with the record of outstanding Nigerians who’ve handed on, civil and public servants compiled from the official information of presidency Ministries, Departments and Companies and different Nigerians from hospital and funeral information throughout the nation.

“We recognize that it is a herculean activity however that’s partly why we now have the Nationwide Inhabitants Fee. We’re assured that the NPC has the capability to take action. This data is vital for INEC to boost the credibility of the Nationwide Register of Voters”.



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