In a special statement today, February 21, the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, said that the Hotline will enable voters and members of the public across Nigeria to report any issues that may affect them, or others, during the Saturday Presidential election.
“This step is to support the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in its patriotic commitment, towards the conduct of hitch-free elections in Nigeria.
“The Toll-Free Number 622 is the second-level complaints centre through which consumers of telecommunications services are allowed to make calls directly to the Commission, to resolve issues concerning their telecommunications services which the service providers are unable to do.”
Professor Danbatta said that in consideration of the critical nature of this election and to alleviate emergent issues that may arise at the voting centres, or any parts of Nigeria thereof, the Commission has considered it expedient to dedicate the Toll-Free Number 622 to accommodate all types of complaints on election day.
“This is with a view to resolving such issues by contacting and conveying such to relevant agencies, authorities, or organisations for timely resolution.”
According to the NCC boss, the 622 Election Incident Monitoring Centre will be manned by top Management officials of the Commission, adding that the hotline will be open to the public from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. during the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Professor Danbatta invited to take advantage of the Election Incident Monitoring Centre Hotline, 622.