The federal government has ordered the closure of all land borders ahead of the general election.
Tony Akuneme, spokesperson of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) announced on Thursday, February 23, that NIS comptroller-general Isah Jere said the border closure will last for 24 hours on election day.
The closure will be effective from 12am on Saturday, February 25, to 12am on Sunday Akuneme said;
2023 ELECTIONS: VOTERS WON’T BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE CUBICLE WITH THEIR PHONES TO VOTE – INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that voters are prohibited from going into the voting cubicle with their phones.
Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu who spoke at a press conference today, February 23, said he is hopeful that all vices will be dealt with. Yakubu also disclosed that all materials have been distributed to states, adding that the sensitive materials are currently being delivered to local government areas.
According to the INEC Chairman, non-sensitive materials were deployed two months ago. He reiterated that 240 polling units do not have voters, and also said that staff to be deployed for the elections have been trained.
During the briefing, Yakubu disclosed that 87 million Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have so far been collected ahead of the upcoming general elections. The current voter register contains over 94 million voters.