INEC receives innovative tools from EU to enhance Nigeria’s electoral system


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has received electoral management innovative tools from the European Union support to democratic governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN).


The tools were delivered through the development alternatives incorporated (DAI) to further enhance Nigeria’s electoral system.


The items include collation and returning officers management system (CROMS); election results management system (ERMS); political parties financial reporting and audit system (PFRAS).


Others are the media monitoring and analysis tool and the online app for voters and electoral officers, to easily locate existing polling units across the country.


Receiving the tools, Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, commended the EU-SDGN for the support.


Yakubu said INEC would closely examine the tools with a view of tweaking them where necessary, to meet the immediate and emergent challenges in the conduct of elections.


He said the CROMS is designed to streamline, simplify and enhance the security, reliability and credibility of the recruitment process for collation and returning officers.


 “The ERMS seeks to ensure better results management process, enhancing accuracy and creating a repository of election results, something envisaged by section 62 (1) and (2) of the electoral act, 2022,” he said.


“The media monitoring and analysis tool intends to enhance the commission’s capacity to filter media coverage of the commission.


“The PFRAS seeks to assist the commission to monitor political party finance more efficiently and effectively.”


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