The INEC National Commissioner also explained that even though no form of insurance cover could replace a human life, the commission had put in place group life and accident insurance for the over 26,000 permanent and ad hoc staff deployed for the election.
He pointed out that the commission required at least 25,009 ad hoc staff and when added to other categories of staff, it needed at least 26,000 but that there was a slight shortfall due to anxiety in the state.
The security agencies involved in election security remain within the command and control of their various agencies. The Commission only compliments what the security agencies are providing.
On the safety of corps members, Okoye said the commission had a history of according the welfare and safety of corps members priority.
Adding that the commission have assured corps members of their safety and welfare.
They will secure the Registration Area Centres, lodges, polling units and the commission will leave no stone unturned in protecting them.