The Nigerian Air Force NAF has commenced the airlift of electoral materials for the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC across the country for the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

A statement by Air force spokesperson Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said the airlift which started on 11th February, includes day and night missions, during which both sensitive and non-sensitive electoral materials were conveyed in batches.

The NAF aircraft will ferry the materials from the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja to various airports across the country.

He said the materials were duly delivered by the aircraft crew to teams of INEC and Central Bank of Nigeria CBN officials together with security personnel waiting at the various airports.

He noted that the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, during his meeting with Air Officers Commanding and NAF Field Commanders on 1st February 2019, had expressed the readiness of the NAF to avail INEC its transport aircraft to enable expeditious movement of electoral materials, as done in the past.