NEWS NIGERIA: Fuel/Naira Scarcity: INEC Chairman Speaks on Postponing 2023 Elections.

Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC chairman, remarked on Wednesday about the need to delay the general elections in 2023 because of the country of Nigeria’s fuel and currency shortages.
Yakubu reportedly attended the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, according to The Site News.

The weekly FEC meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Yakubu during the plan said the forthcoming general elections in the country will hold as planned.

There had been concerns about how the fuel and naira scarcity may affect the conduct of the forthcoming presidential and governorship elections on February 25 and March 11 respectively.

Yakubu in a chat with State House correspondents after briefing the FEC on preparations towards the elections and challenges said the fuel and naira scarcity has now been resolved following assurances by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele

He explained that all its accounts both national and state are held by the apex bank, and anticipates that the elections will not be delayed.

The INEC Chairman further stated that the commission has met with relevant stakeholders to address the challenge of petrol scarcity after interfacing with the leadership of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited.

Yakubu also disclosed that the Commission is scheduled to brief the Council of State on Friday, February 10.

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Written by Izuchukwu E.N

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