The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has received the last consignment of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines as it gears up for the national elections next month.

INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye, said this week in Abuja that INEC’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, National Commissioners and senior officials took delivery of the machines on Tuesday in Abuja.

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The BVAS machines are part of INEC’s efforts to leverage technology to conduct “free, fair, credible, transparent and inclusive” 2023 general elections.

According to him, officials of the Nigeria Customs Service, the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company and airport security officials were on hand at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to receive the INEC team.


His words: “To facilitate the smooth delivery of the machines, the Commission created four airport hubs in Abuja, Kano, Lagos, and Port Harcourt.

“Over the last four months, several flights delivered the BVAS to the designated airports for movement to states of the federation ahead of the 2023 elections.”

With the arrival of the last consignment in Abuja on Tuesday, INEC had now taken delivery of the required number of BVAS machines for all polling units in the country.


The consignment included extra machines that would become handy in the event of an emergency, Okoye told the media.

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