INEC summons political parties, security agencies over violent campaigns

Written by on October 18, 2022

Disturbed by the growing resort to incendiary comments by partisans, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has convened a meeting of all political parties and security agencies with a view to stemming the tide.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja while declaring open the ‘Training of Master Trainers on Election Technology for the 2023 General Election’.

The development came as the Chartered Institute of Professional Printers of Nigeria (CIPPON), begged the Federal Government to come up with policies that would make it compulsory for INEC and the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC to stop patronizing foreign printing firms.

The event tagged ‘Bridging The Gap In Local Pulp And Paper Production in Nigeria’, and it was declared open by the Minister of Industry, Trade And Investments, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo.

Malomo told industry players and regulators on the occasion that the heavy reliance of Federal Government major spenders like INEC and UBEC on foreign printers was killing the local printing firms.

He lamented that the country was importing printed material worth over N1trn on annual basis, a situation he noted was not good for the nation’s economy.

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