Abuja – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in FCT on Friday commenced the training of 120 INEC staff and National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) members on Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).
The FCT Administrative Secretary of INEC, Mr Abdulrazaq Adamu, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Adamu said that the staff from Grade levels eight to12 and NYSC members were being trained on computer compliance and registration processes.
He said the training would prepare them for the forthcoming exercise on Jan. 13, to the capture the data of Nigerians who did register during the last registration and those that turned 18 years.
He said the training would also enable them to capture all electorate for the forthcoming council elections in March in the six area councils.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
One of the NYSC members, Mr Nwobi Dominic, told NAN that they were trained on how to handle the machines on the registration of voters.
Nwobi said that the training afforded them the benefit of administrative and technical processes of registration while practical exercise was carried out on data capturing.
Miss Chinyere Uzochukwu, another Corp member, said the CVR training would give room for the capturing of those who did not register in the last registration and those who just attained 18 years.
Uzochukwu said trainees would be assigned different functions and that they were promised their allowances would be paid at the end of the training.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that each of the trainees was entitled to a token of N4, 500 for their transport and feeding for the three days of training. (NAN)