Top Nigerian celebrities were at the University of Lagos for a campus voter education outreach.
The Youth Vote Count Campus Outreach Program is a youth- specific voter education campaign aimed at mobilizing young people, especially first-time voters to exercise their franchise by registering to vote in the 2019 elections. This campaign is jointly implemented by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the European Union, YIAGA AFRICA, and the European Centre for Electoral Support. The Outreach program will be hosted in six tertiary institutions across the Federation; the first held at the University of Abuja on the 3rd of May.
The second in the series, with the theme ‘Enhancing Youth Participation in The Electoral Process’ held at the J.F. Ade Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos on Wednesday, 27th June, 2018 from 8am to 12noon. Celebrity panellists at the event included Omotola Jalade, Ayo Makun AY, Basket Mouth and Helen Paul, with Seun Okinbaloye as the Moderator. The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the EU Ambassador to Nigeria, as well as the Vice Chancellor of the University also spoke at the event.
It is expected that the program will increase the enthusiasm of young people to engage in the electoral process by participating in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) and Permanent Voter Card (PVC) distribution.