About 190 non-Nigerian names have been ordered to be removed from the country’s voter’s register by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, the commission’s director of voter education and publicity, on Thursday said the exercise is part of measures to clean up the register.
The Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, recently retrieved several permanent voter cards, PVCs, and National Identity cards from foreigners who were alleged to have registered as voters.
Osaze-Uzzi reiterated INEC commitment in ensuring that the Voter Register was free from unqualified registrations.
This according to the commission is also to ensure that the register of voters’ meets internationally accepted standards.
“INEC will continue to strengthen its relationship with security agencies and other organisations in ensuring that the electoral process is improved,” he said.