#NigeriaDecides: Protective film on card reader lens hampering biometric reading

Card reader

It appears that the protective film on the lenses of the card readers might have been hampering the reading of biometrics.

PREMIUM TIMES has got at least two reports of the protective film of the lenses not being removed. Once removed, the card readers performed optimally.

One citizen monitor sent this to PREMIUM TIMES: “Card readers were apparently failing often at a polling booth. And the guy couldn’t understand … the readers were all new. So he approached the INEC woman. (She) inspected the reader only to find the protective film on the lens of the reader had not been removed. After a protracted argument, he convinced the woman to remove it. The reader not only read the prior rejected cards, it was reading with even faster response time”.

Another citizen advised INEC staff to remove the film so it could function better.


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  • Otile

    Islamic APC is disgusting. Dokis and tabas litter the streets to mock the election in may Northern towns.

    • Abdulazeez Oyibo

      Go and catch some to keep yourself busy.

  • Otile

    What are these cows and goats doing at the voting places in many Northern cities?

  • Jon

    Please confine your Islamic Bank to the North.