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.
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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