INEC seeks collaboration with NIGCOMSAT for elections-results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has sought collaboration of the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited on satellite coverage for successful electronic transmission of general elections results in 2019. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu made the request during a visit to the NIGCOMSAT Managing Director, Mrs Abimbola Alade, yesterday in Abuja.

Professor Yakubu said while INEC appreciated the tremendous reach of the telecommunications operators, some Polling Units were still located in places where third and fourth generation networks were not available for real time electronic transmission of results. Yakubu also called on NIGCOMSAT to assist INEC with satellite coverage of polling units without strong network coverage, as well as voter sensitization and education. In her response, Alade said NIGCOMSAT was ready to partner with INEC to ensure seamless real time electronic transmission of election results.