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INEC Sets Up 16-Man Committee For National Situation Room, Collation Centre (Full List)



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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has established committees for National Situation Room and Collation Centre for the 2023 general elections.

The Eagle reports that the chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday, inaugurated a 16-man committee to prepare the venue of the national situation room and collation centre ahead of the February 25 poll.

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The commission stated this via its official Twitter handle.

The Chairman of the commission while inaugurating the committee, charged its members to start work in earnest and discharge their responsibilities diligently.


Prof. Yakubu, would head the Collaboration Secretariat Committee, while the National Commissioner, Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu, would chair the Situation Room Committee.

According to the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, the Commission, during its weekly meeting on Thursday had deliberated on several issues, including the venue for the national situation room and collation centre for the 2023 general elections.

“As general elections approach, the Commission establishes a National Situation Room and Collation Centre where the results of Presidential elections are collated. Once again, the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja will serve as the venue for this important exercise.


“Accordingly, the Commission has established two committees for this purpose. First is the Collation Secretariat, where Presidential results from the States will be collated. This will be headed by the Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in exercising his constitutional responsibilities as the Chief Electoral Commissioner of the Federation and Returning Officer for the Presidential election. In addition, a few technical staff will assist him.

“The second is the Situation Room and Collation Centre Committee, which shall be responsible for the preparation of the venue, seating arrangement, utilities and services, security, the accreditation of party agents, as well as the national and international observers, media, etc,” the commission’s spokesman, Festus Okoye, disclosed in a statement.

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Okoye gave the following names as members of the committee:

  1. Mrs. May Agbamuche-Mbu, National Commissioner – Chairperson
  2. Prof. Abdullahi Abdu Zuru, National Commissioner – Member
  3. Barr. Festus Okoye, National Commissioner – Member
  4. Director, Electoral Operations – Member
  5. Director, ICT – Member
  6. Director, Planning and Monitoring – Member
  7. Director, Security – Member
  8. Director, Election & Party Monitoring – Member
  9. Director, International Cooperation & Protocol – Member
  10. Director, Research – Member
  11. Director, Health Services – Member
  12. Director, Estate, Works and Transport – Member
  13. Chief Technical Adviser to the Chairman – Member
  14. Special Adviser to the Chairman – Member
  15. Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman – Member
  16. Director, Commission Secretariat – Member/Secretary

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