With 52 days to the 2023 General Ellection, the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has taken delivery of the last consignment of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation (BVAS) machines.
Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, INEC, made this known in a statement made available to the media.
Okoye said the Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, National Commissioners and senior officials of the Commission received the BVAS at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
According to the National Commissioner, Officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) and airport security officials were also at the airport to receive the INEC team.
“To facilitate the smooth delivery of the machines, the Commission created four airport hubs in Abuja, Kano, Lagos, and Port Harcourt. 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.
“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 our contingency provisions for all critical election materials”, Okoye said.
The Commission further 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.