Niger ready for local govt polls

TVCE (POLITICS) - The Niger State Independent Electoral Commission (NSIEC) has said that it will employ the use of the Card Readers used by the Independent National  Electoral Commission (INEC) in the last general election. The commission also disclosed that the machinery for the conduct of the January 16 local government elections in the 25 local government councils in the state have been put in place. Disclosing this to reporters in Minna, the state capital, its Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Ali, said about 14,000 staff and 3,185 ad-hoc staff are being trained to operate the card readers. According to Ali, the INEC is assisting the Niger State Independent Electoral Commission (NSIEC) with the voters register, ballot boxes and some technical staff. He added that NSIEC had already installed its own server to ensure adequate storage of information. He said: “I can inform you that we are the first state electoral commission to install a...