The Director-General of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Electoral Institute, Professor Abubakar Momoh, is dead.
A civil society leader and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Lagos State University, Professor Momoh died on Monday.
The professor of political science started his lecturing career in 1998 and has more than 70 publications to his credit.
He was a member of the advisory council of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre and Centre for Democracy and Development as well as several other boards and councils.
In addition to that, he was the Coordinator of the Foreign Policy Subcommittee of the country’s “Vision 20:20 Technical Committee and served as election Observer to several African countries on behalf of ECOWAS and the African Union.
INEC appointed him to head the Electoral Institute, which is its organ responsible for training for elections and electoral research, in 2013.