Prior to the general elections in 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it would open an online employment platform to hire ad hoc workers.
The commission revealed that the portal would open on September 14 and close on December 14 in a letter to all Resident Electoral Commissioners that was signed by the commission’s acting secretary, A.T. Yusuf.
“The commission has approved the use of INECPRES and its reactivation for interested Applicants who wish to serve as ad-hoc staff for the 2023 General Elections,” the document said.
The electoral body added, “Consequent upon the above, the commission has directed that all interested applicants with the exception of Collation/ Returning officers must register on the INECPRES to be eligible for selection and deployment as ad hoc staff in the 2023 general elections.”
Mahmood Yakubu, the national chairman of the commission, claimed in July that INEC has finalized plans to hire more than a million ad hoc workers in advance of the general elections of 2023.
The National Assembly has allocated N305 billion, according to Mr. Yakubu, for the election’s administration.
The letter pleaded with the commissioners to hire the necessary number of ad hoc employees for each state.
“It is important that robust engagements, sensitisation on by the Admin. Secs/HOD EOPS/EOS & AEOS under the leadership of the RECS is commenced with the authorities of federal, state tertiary institutions and the NYSC (state/ Government levels),” the document said.
via: Information Nigeria