Former INEC Chairman gets international award

Jega, who presided over Nigeria’s 2015 elections, was named the 2015 Electoral Commissioner of the Year.

Professor Attahiru Jega

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Attahiru Jega has been honoured with an award by the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) of the United Kingdom.

The award was presented at the Centre’s 11th International Affairs Symposium and Award Ceremony in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico over the weekend.

“The Centre’s primary focus is the empowerment of Human Capital through Capacity Building. To this effect, the Centre organises a range of Training Programmes, Conferences and Policy Discussions to address current public policy issues on the International Stage, in the European Union and the UK. These provide a forum for policy discussion, debate, networking and sharing of best practices,” the panel of judges which named Jega winner said according to Daily Trust.

The former INEC Chairman has received worldwide accolade over the conduct of Nigeria’s general elections.

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