The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it will partner with the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) for the provision of solar-powered devices that would be used in the conduct of the 2019 general elections.
National Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, Adedeji Soyebi, made this disclosure in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja.
He said: “The Commission today (Thursday) received a team from the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, led by the Honourable Minister, Dr. Ogbonaya Onu.
“The team demonstrated a solar-powered machine developed by the NASENI for the purposes of voter registration, electronic voting and collation of results,” the statement said.
Soyebi stated that at the end of the demonstration, INEC and NASENI agreed to set up a joint technical committee to examine the initiative and suggest the way forward.
Nigeria’s general election is expected to hold in 2019 with the election of President, governors and State and Federal legislators.