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2023 ELECTION: Data On BVAS Will Be Secured – INEC Assures Nigerians


2023 ELECTION: Data On BVAS Will Be Secured – INEC Assures Nigerians

As Nigerians get ready to exercise their franchise at the polling units come 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reassured that the data on the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) will be secured and cannot be compromised on the election days.

The Deputy Head of ICT, INEC, Lawrence Bayode gave the assurance on Wednesday, while featuring on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily.

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In his words;


“I want to say again that we have done everything to ensure that the BVAS is not compromised. The data on the BVAS will be secured”.

“After the poll, when the data is transmitted to our backend server, the data in transit will be secured. By the time the data gets to our backend server, the data will also be secured there.”

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“We have looked at the machine, and we looked at a lot of things. As I said earlier, you cannot build such a system and would not fortify the system to solidify it.

“Whether we like it or not, people will try a lot to beat this system. But the more they try, the more they meet a brick wall.

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“I can say categorically that we have taken care of every surface attack vulnerability on this system, and we have also tried our best to ensure that the system cannot be hacked into on election day and I can say again that BVAS cannot be compromised.”

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