The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will mark the maiden edition of the `INEC Day’ at National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), orientation camps across the country, on Monday, June 27.
INEC’s daily bulletin issued on Friday in Abuja stated that the decision was in furtherance of the commission’s “Voter Education drive.’’
It stated that INEC would use the occasion to engage NYSC members, 2016 Batch A stream II, on various topics such as Voter Education/INEC Ambassador; and role of youth corps members.
“Corps members will also be engaged on corps welfare at elections; role of security in elections; roles of Presiding Officers, Assistant Presiding Officers and Presiding Officers; basic election process and history of elections’’, it added.
The commission stated that the INEC Chairman would on Wednesday, June 29 meet with all Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs), in Abuja.
It added that the commission had concluded arrangement for a three-day zonal workshop for Heads of Department HODs and Heads of Publicity Units (HOPUs) of the commission.
It stated that the workshop, scheduled for June 27 to July 13, would be on “Strategic Communication and Review of Voter Education Strategies.’’
In another development, the bulletin quoted INEC National Commissioner, Prince Solomon Soyebi, at a workshop, urging Public Affairs Officers of the commission to be proactive and ensure proper management of information on INEC.
Soyebi, who is also the Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), said the commission was committed to constantly communicating its policies, plans and actions with stakeholders.
He said there was need to revive the communication activities of INEC especially in the state offices, which he said had ebbed, compared to the recent past. (NAN)