The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented a cheque of N1.9 million to the family of late corps member, Miss Kemisola Adeniran who died in road accident while returning home from INEC training in Ona-Ara Local Government Area where she was serving during the Oyo State electoral process in February.
The cheque was presented to the deceased’s next of kin and sister, Mrs Folasade Adeyemi, at INEC office in Ibadan on Tuesday.
According to Dr Mutiu Agboke, the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), said that the commission had acted in line with its life insurance policy for election officials, including adhoc personnel before and during elections. “On behalf of the commission and entire INEC staff in Oyo State, I wish to express my profound deep regret for the loss of our illustrious daughter/corps member.
We also express the sincere condolence of the commission to the family over this irreparable loss.” “Though the commission’s insurance policy makes provision for both permanent and adhoc staff, nothing can be counted worthy for the life lost.
This presentation of token is just to cushion the effect of this irreparable loss to the deceased family,” he said.
The REC appreciated the invaluable services rendered by corps members, saying that INEC would continue to honour its part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NYSC. He enjoined all stakeholders, particularly the media and security agencies, to collaborate with INEC to establish violence-free electioneering process. Agboke called on politicians to eschew both electoral and political violence, urging them and supporters to desist from fake news as well as hate speeches.
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