A file photo of lawmakers in some unspecified time in the future of plenary on the Home of Representatives chamber in Abuja .The Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC) has acknowledged it cannot guarantee total security for the electronic transmission of results, explaining that no system is fully free from hackers.
Federal lawmakers had a rowdy session as debates over the inclusion of electronic transmission of ends up within the Electoral Act Amendment took centre stage within the chambers on Thursday in Abuja.
However the Government Commissioner of the NCC, Adeleke Adewolu suggested lawmakers on the Home of Representatives on Friday that whereas concerns over the electronic transmission of results are precise, no system can guarantee a 100 p.c protect from hacking.
The NCC boss additionally acknowledged that elections results can ideal be transmitted by a 3G community, noting that 50 p.c of the country has 3G coverage.
He, on the opposite hand, explained that for areas without such coverage, poll results would possibly possibly also additionally be recorded and thereafter uploaded in areas where there would possibly be a community. However Adeleke admitted that this cannot be when in contrast with the precise-time upload.
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Senate Backs E-TransmissionA file photo of lawmakers on the Senate chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.The Home of Representatives had didn’t attain an settlement over the controversial clause.
This became once after Deputy Speaker Idris Wase ruled against the electronic transmission of results no matter a convincing vote in favour of electronic transmission.
Attributable to this truth, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, acknowledged the Self sustaining National Electoral Fee (INEC) and the NCC would possibly possibly be fresh on Friday to give additional clarifications on the Electoral Act with a significant focal point on piece 52(3).
The Senate had on the identical day voted for the conditional electronic transmission of election results.
On the stop of balloting, 28 Senators mostly from the primary opposition Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) voted for the favorite amendment within the portray whereas 52 Senators backed the amendment as proposed by Senator Sabi Abdullahi.
This implies the bulk of Senators voted that INEC would possibly possibly also hang in thoughts electronic transmission offered the nationwide community coverage is adjudged to be ample and steady by NCC and licensed by the National Assembly.