The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) says it is ready to collaborate with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in perfecting electronic voting for future elections. The NSE President, Mr Mustafa Shehu, said this on Friday while briefing journalists on the communiqué issued at the end of the group’s delegates conference. Shehu said the group successfully deployed the use of e-voting designed by Nigerian engineers to elect officers to run its affairs in 2013. According to him, NSE was able to use the e-voting through the collaboration of NigComSat Ltd, a Federal Government owned company.
“It is important to also highlight that the software used was developed by Nigerian engineers in Nigeria. “The lesson learnt in this exercise is that it is possible for INEC to use e-voting in the local government, state and federal election. “ NSE will be ready to collaborate with INEC in this regard,’’ he said.
The NSE in the communique called for autonomy and adequate funding of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) as well as State Road Maintenance Agencies.
The communique also called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on maintenance of public infrastructure.
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