In view of the importance attached to the upcoming presidential election, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has dedicated its consumer toll-free number 622 to serve as 2023 ‘Presidential Election Incident Hotline’ to enable voters and members of the public across Nigeria to report any issues that may affect them or others during the elections on Saturday, February 25.
This is to support the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its work towards the conduct of hitch free elections in Nigeria, the NCC said in a statement.
The toll free number 622 is the second-level complaints centre through which consumers of telecommuncations services are allowed to make calls directly to the commission, to resolve issues concerning their telecommunication services which the service providers are unable to do.
However, in consideration of the critical nature of this election and to alleviate emergent issues that may arise at the voting centres or any other part of Nigeria there-of, the commission has considered it expedient to dedicate the toll-free number 622 to accommodate all types of complaints on election day, the commission said in the statement.
The statement signed by Professr Umar Garba Danbatta further said that the arrangement was with a view to resolving such issues by contacting and conveying such to relevant agencies, authorities or organisations for timely resolution.
The 622 Election Monitoring Cenrtre will be manned by top management officials of the NCC. The hotline will be open to the public from 8.00 am to 6.00pm during the Presidential and National Assemble elections. Members of the public are invited to take advantage of the Election Monitoring Incident Centre Hotline 622 the statement said.