As part of efforts to enhance stakeholders access to the electoral process, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled a special meeting of Heads of Voter Education & Publicity Department from the 36 states & the FCT in Ibadan, Oyo state.
The meeting which is scheduled for Monday 11, September 2017 will discuss among other things; “Modalities for the implementation of weekly Radio Programmes slated for October – December 2017 in some radio stations across the state nationwide .
A paper on “maximizing Radio & TV programmes for Voter Education” is expected to be delivered by the General Manager, Kwara Radio and TV Corporation, Adewale Adebowale; while the Director Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, would present a talk on the “Expansion of Duties of Assistant Electoral Officers, Administration at LGAs to include Voter Education” and “Review of VEP messages towards 2019 general election”.
Dignitaries expected at the occasion include: the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Prince Adedeji Soyebi and Mohammed Haruna, also a National Commissioner and member IVEC.
The meeting is also expected to bring to the fold initiatives by INEC to strengthen public enlightenment programmes through radio with a view to ensuring voters across the country understand their civic and electoral rights.