The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says it is determined to ensure an efficient and hitch-free electoral service delivery in the conduct of the November 16th governorship election in Kogi state.

INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu made the pledge in Lokoja while speaking at the opening of a three-day workshop for election security personnel for the planned election.

Yakubu who was represented by the INEC National Commissioner in charge of Kogi, Kwara and Nasarawa states, Mohammed Haruna, described security as critical and a key component of electoral process.

He also said that security was one of the indices for judging the credibility of any election.

The training workshop was organised by the Electoral Institute in collaboration with the European Centre for Electoral Support.

Participants were drawn from the police, army, navy, civil defence, customs, immigrations, NDLEA and FRSC among others.