After due deliberations at a well-attended meeting with Chairmen and Secretaries of political parties on Wednesday, 28th June, 2017, convinced at the instance of the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission(AKISIEC), an agreement was reached that a NOTICE of Election should be released to the public announcing the intended date for the Local Government Elections in Akwa Ibom State.
IFES WEB CONTENT TRAINING
As a strategic step towards the forth coming election into Local Government Councils of Akwa Ibom State, the State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC) organized Election trainings for its members, Electoral Officers and other categories of staff for the successful planning, organizing and conduct of an acceptable and hitch free Local Government Election in the State.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), organized a 4-day training for SIEC’s ICT and PRO personnel which was sponsored by United State Agency for International Development (USaid) and United Kingdom Agency for International Development (UKaid). The delegates converged in two geographical zones, the north and south zones of the country in which the training sessions for the south were held from 28th February to 5th March, 2017 at Fullmoon Hotel, Owerri, Imo State.
The training workshops for ICT personnel on website administration and PRO/Information officers on website content development respectively is aimed at increasing the online web presence of the Commission. The departments are to work in unison to develop and publish effective content for FOSIECON website across the states.
The training which was very timely and useful to the participants has harnessed the skills from which EMB personnel will now productively engage the internet’s new and social media as a communication tool to reach out to mass audiences for elections.
Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC) representatives were: Mercy S. John (principal planning officer) as ICT/website administrator and Imaobong I. Etuk (senior information officer) as PRO/website content generato