Ministry Develops Voting Machine To Aid Election Process
The head of the ministry, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, received a prototype of the NASENI Solar-powered Electronic Voting Machine presented to him by the Executive Vice Chairman of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Professor Sani Haruna.
NASENI is an agency under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
“The electronic voting solution developed by NASENI is the solution to the nation’s electronic issues.
“It was specifically developed to address almost all the issues and challenges that are being faced by the electoral process.
“It would be appropriate and beneficial for Nigeria to accept and adopt this indigenous solution in order to increase the credibility of election process,’’ he said.
The minister also promised that he would present the machine to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the model.
Earlier, Haruna explained that the prototype had additional security features and unique serial numbering and identification for ballot boxes.
It will offer new voting procedure called re-modified ballot system, but it will require persons with integrity as collation and returning officers.
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