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INEC Trains Trainers Ahead Of Off Season Elections

INEC Trains Trainers Ahead Of Off Season Elections

Princess-Ekwi Ajide  Abuja

Ahead of the Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi State Governorship Elections scheduled to hold on the 11th November, 2023, the Training Department of the Electoral Institute has conducted a Training of Trainers (ToT) in Abuja in preparation for the elections.

In his opening remarks, the Chairman, Board of the Electoral Institute and National Commissioner, Professor Abdullahi Zuru, highlighted the significance of the ToT as the first and essential step in the implementation of the approved cascade training plan for the Governorship Elections in the affected states.

Professor Zuru, stated that participants are to train first level Trainers and ensure their mastery of critical processes and procedures to improve the quality of electoral training of adhoc personnel by the commission.

In his welcome remarks, the Director General of the Electoral Institute, Dr. Sa’ad Idris, urged the participants to interrogate and ensure mastery of the cascade of the Electoral process and procedures including all technological innovations introduced by the commission.

According to him, emphasis should be given to the mastering of the operations of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for the accreditation of voters, the newly improved INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV) and the filling and completion of all forms .

On his part, the Country Director, IFES, Mr. Seray, underscored the cordial working relationship existing between IFES and the TEI and charged participants to ensure quality and effective step down of the training so as to achieve optimum performance of poll officials on election duty.

Presentations were made on INEC E- School, INEC Training Bot and INEC Training Reporting and Coordination tool, while the ICT dept, Electoral Operations and Gender and Inclusivity departments also gave updates to bring trainers to speed on the electoral process.

Dignitaries that attended the Training include the Director of Training, Dr. Binta Kasim Mohammed, Director Research and Documentation, Dr. Ibrahim Sani and Administrative Secretary of the Institute, Mr. Tunde Ojedokun among others.


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