The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise will commence early next year,precisely, in the first quarter of 2021 ahead of the 2023 general election.

The sum of N1billion has also been earmarked by INEC for the process.

Get 100% prepared with IOI CBT post-UTME practice. We have curated likely questions for 2022/2023 OAU post-UTME exam to help you pass the upcoming UTME exams. Grab this opportunity to practice on our platform for free. Click here to get started to get

This announcement was made on Wednesday by the Chairman of the Electoral body, Professor Mahmood Yakubu during a budget defence session with the Senate Committee on INEC.

Professor Yakubu during the session has disclosed that he is in support of diaspora voting and called on the National Assembly to amend the Electoral Act to accommodate diaspora and early voting.

Get latest updates From Inside OAU Media !

Join 10,000+ Inside OAU Media Subscribers and start receiving important updates & gist to your Mail

The INEC boss is also seeking approval of the Senate to spend N5.2 billion from the special INEC fund to make up for the shortfall in the 2020 budget which was cut because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Do you have a groundbreaking story you would like us to publish? Please reach us through [email protected] or click here to submit to submit guest post

READ MORE: We are no longer responsible for the lingering strike-FG

READ ALSO :-  Okonjo-Iweala Named Forbes Africa Person Of The Year

INEC had earlier in October said the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the voter registration exercise.

The Chief Press Secretary to the commission said the virus was still very much in the community and CVR is a national exercise that requires the mobilisation of a lot of equipment, materials, and personnel.

Source: Channels

Share This Post: If you think this post can be helpful to somebody else, please share it using the buttons below!

Get latest updates From Inside OAU Media !

Join 10,000+ Inside OAU Media Subscribers and start receiving important updates & gist to your Mail

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Instagram