By Joy Odor
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) is to conduct a capacity building workshop for its Voter Education and Publicity staff at the Headquarters and States.
In a statement by Director, Voter Education and Publicity (VEP) Mr Nick Dazang, said the workshop which is a Train-The- Trainers(ToT) is segmented into two, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first segment will comprise Heads of Voter Education(HODs VEP) in the Southern States and headquarters and will take place from 1st to 3rd March at the Royal Bird Hotel, Alagbaka Quarters, GRA, Akure, Ondo State while the second segment comprising Heads of Voter Education(HODs VEP) in the Northern States and Headquarters staff will take place at Lokoja from 11th- 13th March 2021 at a venue yet to be determined.
The workshop which is to be conducted in partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems(IFES) will validate the Voter Education Manual which was earlier reviewed by Headquarters staff.
The workshop will also provide an opportunity to brief the HODs VEP on the Commission’s activities such as: the expansion of voter access to Polling Units; the impending Continous Voter Registration exercise; the Strategic Plan 2022-26; the Anambra governorship election; as well as share experiences over the conduct of the 2019 General Elections.