The Independent National Electoral Commission, yesterday met with the leadership of
the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited to seek ways to guarantee adequate
supply of petroleum products for the Commission’s vehicles, hired vehicles and boats to
be deployed for the 2023 General Election across the country.
Speaking at the meeting in Abuja, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said the
Commission is determined to overcome the perennial challenge of late commencement of
polls on grounds of logistics, hence the need to seek the support of NNPC.
Our Correspondent, Raliat Adenekan reports that NNPCL CEO, Mele Kolo Kyari, in his
response said adequate arrangements will be made in collaboration with other partners
to ensure that their products are made available to INEC’s vehicles and boats during the
election period or as a buildup to the election.
He also assured that NNPCL is working to address within one week the current fuel
scarcity experienced across the country.
Prof Mahmood Yakubu, said the meeting was to put finishing touches to the MoU signed
between the union and the commission in December and to conclude on the modalities
for the certification of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in line with safety standards.