By Joy Odor
The Chairman, lndependent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has received the last consignment of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation (BVAS) machines in furtherance of the preparations for the 2023 General Election.
The National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye Esq. Made this known to newsmen in a press statement in Abuja on Wednesday.
He informed that with the arrival of the last flight in Abuja yesterday, the Commission has now taken delivery of the required number of the BVAS for all the polling units in the country and extra machines in line with it’s contingency provisions for all critical election materials.
According to him, Prof Yakubu, National Commissioners, senior officials of the Commission, officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) and airport security officials were at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to receive the BVAS.
The National Commissioner expressed that to facilitate the smooth delivery of the machines, the Commission created four airport hubs in Abuja, Kano, Lagos, and Port Harcourt.
He noted that over the last four months, several flights delivered the BVAS to the designated airports for movement to States of the federation ahead of the elections.
The Commission therefore appreciated the support of all Nigerians in its determination to conduct free, fair, credible, transparent, and inclusive 2023 General Election facilitated by the deployment of technology.