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INEC explains why names of dead Nigerians are still on voter register

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) president, Professor Mahmood Yakubu Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) president, Professor Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) president, Professor Mahmood Yakubu has explained why the names of dead Nigerians are still on the voter register.

According to him, the data on the death of Nigerians has been a major challenge for INEC.

He made this known during discussion with the Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC) Nasir Kwarra, in Abuja on Friday, September 24.

The INEC boss called on the NPC to make available the data on dead citizens in order to update the register.

“Perhaps you may wish to start by availing us with the list of prominent Nigerians who have passed on, civil and public servants compiled from the official records of government Ministries, Departments and Agencies and other Nigerians from hospital and funeral records across the country.

“We appreciate that this is a herculean task but that is partly why we have the National Population Commission. We are confident that the NPC has the capacity to do so. This information is critical for INEC to enhance the credibility of the National Register of Voters,” he said.

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