The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with stakeholders of the transport industry in Niger state, as part of efforts to ensure prompt delivery of electoral materials and staff of the commission during the 2019 general elections.
INEC signed the MOU with Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the national association of road transport owners in the state.
The MOU was signed after a meeting between the commission and the two unions as well as security operatives.
The state’s resident electoral commissioner, professor Sam Egwu said INEC would ensure that its staff arrives all polling stations by 8:00am prompt to avoid situations where voters queue endlessly before materials and INEC officials arrive.
On their part, the leaders of the two union assured of their readiness to support the commission to achieve a smooth election process during the presidential and national assembly and during the governorship and house of assembly elections.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the police, Nigerian army, Nigerian airforce, customs service, Nigerian civil Defence corps, road safety, and the prisons services.