The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released 40 additional vehicles to support the national emergency against the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, this was “in response to request by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on combating COVID-19.”
The statement said, “Thirty (30) pick up vans have been deployed to Kano to facilitate the movement of medical personnel for massive contact tracing and testing in the State while nine (9) vehicles have been assigned to Plateau State.”
The commission reassured Nigerians that it will continue to join hands with all agencies and stakeholders to combat COVID-19 in the country.
INEC reiterated its appeal to all citizens to stay safe by complying with the advice of the medical authorities.
The commission had earlier released 100 pick-up vans from its fleet to be deployed for contact tracing, surveillance/laboratory and infection prevention/control in six states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).