INEC Says Critical Documents Safe As Fire Guts Kauran Namoda Office

Fire Guts INEC Office in Kauran Namoda – TheSightNews

Moses Ofodeme

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that key election materials were spared after fire gutted its kauran Namoda office.

According to Festus Okoye Esq. National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Zamfara State, Professor Sa’idu Babura Ahmed, has reported that our office in Kauran Namoda Local Government Area was gutted by fire.

Okoye said the tragic incident occurred around 11.00pm on Monday 2nd May 2022, but there were no casualties while critical materials such Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and registration machines for the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise stored in fireproof cabinets were saved.

“However, the building was extensively damaged. A number of fixed and movable office furniture were destroyed in spite of the best effort of the Zamfara State Fire Service and the spirited efforts of good Samaritans to contain the inferno.

“The attention of the Nigeria Police has been drawn to this incident. Together with the Fire Service, they have commenced investigation to ascertain the cause of the fire and advise the Commission for further action.” Okoye added.

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