The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) has introduced that the Steady Voter Registration (CVR) train will start within the first quarter of 2021 forward of the 2023 basic election.
The sum of N1billion has additionally been earmarked by INEC for the train.
This announcement was made on Wednesday by Chairman of the Electoral physique, Professor Mahmood Yakubu throughout a price range defence session with the Senate Committee on INEC.
Professor Yakubu throughout the session stated he’s in assist of diaspora voting and referred to as on the Nationwide Meeting to amend the Electoral Act to accommodate diaspora and early voting.
The INEC boss can be looking for approval of the Senate to spend N5.2 billion from the particular INEC fund to make up for the shortfall within the 2020 price range which was minimize due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
INEC had earlier in October stated the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the voter registration train.
The Chief Press Secretary to the fee stated the virus was nonetheless very a lot in the neighborhood and CVR is a nationwide train that requires the mobilisation of plenty of gear, supplies, and personnel.