The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has sought collaboration of the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited on satellite coverage for successful electronic transmission of general elections results in 2019.
INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu made the request during a visit to the company’s Managing Director, Abimbola Alade, in Abuja.
He said while INEC appreciated the tremendous reach of the telecommunications operators, some Polling Units were still located in places where third and fourth generation networks were not available for real time electronic transmission of results.
Yakubu also called on the satellite company to assist INEC with coverage of polling units without strong network coverage, as well as voter sensitisation and education.
In his respond a Senior Manager in the company Nnaemego Obiora, said that the company with its Counterpart had the network coverage capacity required for seamless transmission of results nationwide.