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2019 Elections: NAF BEGINS AIRLIFT OF ELECTORAL MATERIALS FOR INEC

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today commenced the airlift of electoral materials for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) across the country.

The exercise which started yesterday Monday, February 11, 2019, and employs NAF C-130 Hercules aircraft to transport the materials from the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja to various airports across the country.

Spokesperson of the NAF, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola in a statement issued on Tuesday said both sensitive and non-sensitive electoral materials were being conveyed in batches.

“The materials were duly delivered by the C-130H aircraft crew to teams of INEC and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) officials together with security personnel waiting at the various airports,” he explained in the statement.

“It is pertinent to state that the transport aircraft are deployed solely to provide airlift support to meet INEC’s logistics requirements, in fulfilment of NAF’s constitutional role of providing Military Aid to Civil Authority,” he added.

The Nigerian election comes up on February 16th and March 2, 2019.

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