POLLS: INEC to get poll allocation from CBN on Tuesday
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on February 20, 2023
The Independent National Electoral Commission has expressed hope that its cash request presented to the Central Bank of Nigeria would be met on or before Tuesday.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of its Committee on Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, disclosed this to newsmen.
The commission had earlier said it presented its cash requirement for prosecuting the forthcoming elections to the CBN, in face of shortage or scarcity of naira notes in circulation.
The commission had explained that even though it does most of its payments through online transfers, some specific services have to be paid for in cash.
When asked if the ongoing riots fuelled by cash scarcity might affect the voters’ turnout on election days, Okoye said he was positive that the challenges bedeviling the country would not discourage registered voters from exercising their franchise.
It could be recalled that the CBN has promised to issue cash to the electoral umpire for logistics and other measures for this year’s elections.