The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has now recruited the required number of ad hoc staff for the April 9 Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Council elections.
The FCT Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Jacob Jatau made this known to the press in an interview on Thursday in Abuja.
Earlier, INEC had on March 16 postponed the area council election from March 19 to April 9 due its inability to recruit the required 9,000 ad hoc staff for the conduct of the election.
He confirmed that the commission is fully ready for the April 9 election.
Mrs Ndidi Okafor, the INEC Deputy Director of Publicity in FCT, told NAN that the commission had recruited 9,374 ad hoc staff for the exercise.
Okafor added that the commission had also recruited and trained extra personnel in addition to the 9,374 ad hoc staff to address likely shortage on Election Day.
She said that the ad hoc staff employed are from the serving National Youth Serving Corps (NYSC) members, students of the University of Abuja and ex-NYSC corps members from the commission’s data bank.