By Aliyu Dangida
Journalists drawn across various media outfits were barred from inspecting sensitive election materials under the custody of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Jigawa state.
Speaking to journalists from outside CBN gate after distribution, the state Electoral Commissioner, Professor Lawal Bashar said, this is the instructions from CBN, said 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 staff go through refresher training to avoid mistakes in the forthcoming gubernatorial and state Assembly election scheduled for Saturday 18th March, 2023.
While commenting on the last Presidential and the National Assembly election, he said there was no any 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.