Nigeria: General Elections 2019

Time until Saturday, 16 February 2019, 08:00:00 (Lagos time)



Further to the review of the on-going Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise at its retreat held in Kaduna on 7th June, 2017, the Commission considered the progress made so far at its weekly meeting held today.

The Commission noted that as at the end of the eighth week of the exercise, 954, 001 Nigerians had registered. It considered a number of challenges the exercise faced and has decided to deploy 300 additional Direct Data Capture Machines (DDCMs) to some of the existing centres to ease congestion, as well as create new centres in areas with special needs.

The Commission also today received a team from the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, led by the Honourable Minister, Dr Ogbonaya Onu. The team demonstrated a solar powered machine developed by the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) for the purposes of voter registration, electronic voting and collation of results.

At the end of the demonstration, NASENI and INEC agreed to set up a Joint Technical Committee to examine the initiative and suggest the way forward.

Prince Adedeji Soyebi
National Commissioner & Chairman,
Information and Voter Education Committee
June 15, 2017