Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said it has created an additional 30 000 polling units across Nigeria, bringing the nation-wide total to 150 000 units.
The Commission said the decision was meant to fulfill its pledge to decongest polling units across the country in order to make it easier for voters to cast their votes.
In a statement released yesterday and signed by a director, Ishiaku A. Gali, INEC disclosed that the decision to create the additional polling units was taken at the Commission’s meeting last Tuesday.
With the creation of the additional polling units, Lagos now has 11 023 new units while Kano with an initial 10 127 polling units, comes a close second to Lagos with 9 809 new units.
The new units are proportionally distributed based on the previous number of units.
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