2019: NPC to generate records of dead persons for INEC – Chairman
May 8, 2018
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the National Population Commission (NPC) says it has commenced the listing of all dead persons in the country for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Mr Eze Duruiheoma, the Chairman of the commission, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday that NPC would complete the process and hand over the accurate data to INEC within two months.
“In the next one month or two, the data will be made available but we have to be sure of the numbers before we make it available to INEC.
“We do not have 100 per cent coverage in registration of deaths and births.
“But the 50 per cent we have from it will be made available to INEC for them to clean out dead names from voters register,’’ he said.
He said that the final stage of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between INEC and NPC would be implemented soon.
He reassured that the partnership between the two agencies would help ascertain records of dead people nationwide.
NAN recalls that INEC recently requested for the list of dead citizens in the country from NPC, beginning from 2015, to enable it “sanitise’’ the voters register.