From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
The team of journalists from different media organization covering Jigawa state have been restricted at the gate of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) when the distribution election materials was going on in the bank.
While speaking to the Journalists outside CBN gate after distribution, the state Electoral Commissioner, Professor Lawal Bashar said, this is the instructions from CBN.
He explained, based on the instruction given by the CBN, Journalists are not allow to enter and inspect the distribution and the evacuation of the materials which include the Result sheets and other auxiliaries.
According to him, all the election materials moved to various local government across the state to avoid delay as reported by some media houses in the past presidential election.
The INEC commissioner said, their staffs go through refresher training to avoid mistakes in the forthcoming gubernatorial and state Assembly election schedule on Saturday 18th March, 2023.
While commenting on the last Presidential and the National Assembly election, he said there was no report of late arrival of the electoral materials anywhere in the state, despite the fact that, there were reports by the media on how so many polling units started late.
He said all the Ad-hoc staff of the commission will move to the LGAs headquarters Friday early morning inorder to have some refresher training before moving to their respective areas of assignments.
Also the National Commissioner in charged of Kano, Jigawa and Katsina states, Alhaji Abdullahi Abdu Zuru said he was in Dutse to witness the distribution of the electoral materials to the LGAs.