Smart Card Reader is still very much in use

Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the Smart Card Reader (SCR), is still very much in use during elections in the country, contrary to a recent media report.

The Commission said the clarification became necessary due to recent media reports, which had quoted the National Commissioner in Charge of Information and Voter Education, Barr Festus Okoye, as saying the electronic device had outlived its usefulness in the nation’s electoral system.

However, in a statement signed by the same National Commissioner, Okoye, Thursday evening in Abuja, the Commission said the value of the SCR is still very relevant to the conduct of elections in the country, explaining that use of the device had been included in the laws guiding electoral…

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