The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday disclosed that the Presidential Task Force had requested about 100 pick-up vans from the commission’s fleet.
The fleet is to be deployed for contact tracing, surveillance/laboratory and infection prevention/control in six states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, INEC, Mr Festus Okoye, who disclosed this in a statement listed some of the states as Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Kano, and Rivers.
He said, “The PTF has requested about 100 pick up vans from the commission’s fleet to be deployed for contact tracing, surveillance, laboratory and infection prevention/control in six states and the Federal Capital Territory, in the first instance.”
He stated that in addition the commission had also placed all its state offices nationwide on standby in case the PTF requested additional support to combat the pandemic.