The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Tuesday, released 622 as Toll-Free Number for Saturday February 25, 2023 presidential and National Assembly elections’ monitoring.
It said, “This step is to support the National Electoral Commission, INEC, in its patriotic commitment towards the conduct of hitch-free elections in Nigeria”.
Professor Umar Garba Danbatta,
Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, NCC in a statement that the hotline would accommodate all types of complaints on election day.
Danbatta noted that the Hotline would “enable voters and members of the public across Nigeria, to report any issues that may affect them, or others, during the elections on Saturday, February 25, 2023”.
The statement partly read, “The Toll-Free Number 622 is the second level complaints centre through which consumers of telecommunications services are allowed to make calls directly to the Commission, to resolve issues concerning their telecommunications services which the service providers are unable to do.
“However, in consideration of the critical nature of this election, and to alleviate emergent issues that may arise at the voting centres, or any parts of Nigeria thereof, the Commission has considered it expedient to dedicate the Toll-Free Number 622 to accommodate all types of complaints on election day.
“This is with a view to resolving such issues by contacting and conveying such to relevant agencies, authorities, or organizations for timely resolution.
“The 622 Election Incident Monitoring Centre will be manned by top Management officials of the Nigerian Communications Commission. The hotline will be open to the public from 8.00am to 6.00 pm during the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Danbatta revealed in statement that “Members of the public are, therefore, invited to take advantage of the Election Incident Monitoring Centre Hotline, 622”.