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INEC will provide accommodation for all REC's by 2019

04 August 2015, 19:00

Dutse - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will provide residential accommodation for all its Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) by 2019, an official of the commission has said.

Amb. Muhammad Wali the National Commissioner in charge of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Dutse when he inaugurated the residential quarter for the REC in Jigawa.

He said that the management of the commission was making efforts to provide befitting accommodation for all its RECs as a way of ensuring the independence of the commission.

Also read: INEC urged to retain staff for 2019 elections

He said that the prototype of the accommodation had been constructed in 19 states.

"The first phase of this project started in 2011 in the six geo-political zones and Jigawa happens to be one of these states,’’ he said.

Wali said the construction of the residential quarter for the Jigawa’s REC cost the commission N100 million.

In his remarks, INEC Administrative Secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Maiyama, said that before the inauguration of the quarters, all the RECs that served in Jigawa lived in government house.

He said the development made the people to be suspicious of the commission.




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