INEC engages 7,941 ad hoc staff for Ekiti pol

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ADO-EKITI –  Independent Electoral Commission () has engaged 7, 941 people as ad hoc staff conduct June 21 governorship election Ekiti, Mr Halilu Pai, state Resident Electoral , has said.

Pai told newsmen on Ado-Ekiti that bulk of ad hoc staff are members of and students of tertiary institutions.

He said the commission engaged such a number of ad hoc staff order attend the 766,132 persons duly registered as voters in the state.

He said that out of the 7,941 people engaged as ad hoc staff, 2,195 would work as Presiding Officers while 5,605 would work as Assistant Presiding Officers.

“Some of the ad hoc staff will be deployed 177 electoral wards, 16 collation centres at the local headquarters and the rest will stay at Ado-Ekiti,” he said.

The REC said the money to pay the allowances of those engaged had been credited into the account of the NYSC, Ekiti to avoid delay in payment.

He said that each corps member would receive N11,000 made of N7,000 as honorarium and N4,000 as fare. (NAN)