Former National Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu Kaugama was yesterday confirmed by the senate as a Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC representing Jigawa State in the commission.
Kaugama’s confirmation followed the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to the upper chamber of the National Assembly in line with Section 143 of the Third Schedule of the 1999 constitution, as amended.
In confirming the nomination, the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki dissolved the plenary into the committee of the whole after which senators unanimously called for his confirmation.
Saraki noted that with Kaugama’s experience as a former National Secretary of INEC, he would contribute immensely to electoral process in the country.
Asking a question put for him by Senator Adamu Aliero (APC, Kebbi South), Kaugama promised to use his wealth of experience to improve on the success recorded through the use of card readers during the 2015 general elections.
“I will raise the acceptability of the use of card readers by Nigerians. If this is done, elections in the country will be more free and fair and widely accepted by the people”, he said.

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