ADO-EKITI – Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has engaged 7, 941 people as ad hoc staff to conduct the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti, Mr Halilu Pai, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, has said.
Pai told newsmen on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti that the bulk of the ad hoc staff are members of the National Youth Service Corps and students of tertiary institutions.
He said the commission engaged such a high number of ad hoc staff in order to attend to 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 to 177 electoral wards, 16 collation centres at the local government 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 up of N7,000 as honorarium and N4,000 as transport fare. (NAN)