UniPort Pledges Technical Support to INEC

By Sunny Dada and Progress Samuel (Intern)

The University of Port Harcourt has pledged to assist the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to achieve its constitutional mandate of conducting credible elections for the good governance of the country. The promise was conveyed to the Commission by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Georgewill Owunari during a courtesy visit to his office by the Commission in the state. The visit which took place on Thursday, October 13, 2022, was led by the Administrative Secretary of the Commission in the State, Mr. Richter Alabraba.

Speaking on the purpose of the visit, Mr. Alabraba informed the Vice-Chancellor and other Principal Staff that the Commission came to seek the assistance of Management in the provision of technical support that could lead to hitch-free recruitment of Adhoc Staff from the University towards the conduct of the forthcoming 2023 general elections. He said the Commission also intends to leverage on the existing relationship between it and the University to ensure that INEC recruits the finest possible hands that will not compromise the electoral process.

Giving details on the technical support needed, Mr. Alabraba informed that the Commission was looking forward to the recruitment of staff with arithmetic abilities in order to easily interpret data with minimal challenges. He said the technical experience had become a necessary criterion due to the challenges faced by the Commission with former adhoc staff recruited for previous elections.
He further pleaded with the Vice Chancellor for the nomination of a resource person that would address Adhoc staff during the Commission's orientation workshop.

In his response, the Vice Chancellor who welcomed the visiting delegation assured them of the University's readiness to assist the Commission in the recruitment of staff and in identifying potential imposters that may parade themselves as staff of the University. The Vice-Chancellor who said the University has an enviable record of collaboration with the Commission stated that his administration will improve upon the existing relationship.

He further urged the commission to forward a formal invitation to Management on the Commission's request for a resource person from the University.

You are here: Home News & Events Featured News UniPort Pledges Technical Support to INEC