The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has set a minimum of 20 million Nigerians in the forthcoming Continues Voter Registration billed to begin on June 28, 2021 nationwide.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Manhood Yakubu disclosed this at an interactive session with media executives on Monday in Abuja.
He revealed that the Commission will deploy 5,346 personnel in 2,673 registration centres for the exercise which will last for 12 months.
According to Yakubu, before now, INEC had 1,446 registration centres where it registered 14. 2 million voters between 2017 and 2018.
“Learning from the experience of what happened, we have now almost doubled the number of those Centres.
“Our hope is that unlike 14.2 million we registered in the previous exercise, we are targeting a minimum of 20 million registrants this time. It will take the number of registered voters to about 100 million,’’ Yakubu said.
He added that majority of the 5,346 personnel to be deployed would be INEC officials, while ad hoc staff would be used where the commission lacked the required number of personnel.
The INEC said Android tablets would be used in place of the existing Data Capturing Machine used for CVR in previous exercises and sued for the cooperation of Citizens.
He further said: “There will be new registrants, requests for intra-state and inter-state transfers as well as the replacement of voters’ cards as provided by law”.