It seems the card readers used during the 2015 general elections have finished their mission.

Indications have emerged that the federal government is planning to dump the card readers for a made in Nigeria “Solar-Powered Electronic Voting System” ahead of the 2019 elections. 

This was revealed by the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Mohammed Haruna.

He gave the hint on Thursday after the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa.

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According to Haruna, the replacements would be a made in Nigeria “Solar-Powered Electronic Voting System” to effectively mitigate current electronic woes.

He said “The Executive Vice Chairman of the NASENI presented a homegrown proposal to the NEC for the replacement of the “Card Reader” in the conduct of Elections in the country

“The proposal is a made in Nigeria “Solar-Powered Electronic Voting System” to effectively mitigate current electronic woes.

“The new proposed robust e-voting device will minimize human interference with electoral process. The same proposal which has already been presented to INEC is also expected to be presented to the National Assembly".

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