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INEC approves retirement of 4 directors in compliance with FG’s policy

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INEC approves retirement of 4 directors in compliance with FG’s policy

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given the nod for the compulsory retirement of 4 directors within the commission, as announced by Mr. Sam Olumekun, National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, on December 27, 2023, in Abuja.

In line with the federal government’s eight-year tenure policy for directors, Olumekun stated, “Following the Federal Government Circular HSCF/SPSO/268/T3/2/37 issued on 27 July 2023, the commission has approved the implementation of a policy mandating all Directors with eight years or more of service to retire from the public sector.”

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“As per this directive, four directors of the commission will proceed on terminal leave. Two of them serve as Heads of Departments at the National Headquarters, while the other two are deployed as Administrative Secretaries in our state offices,” Olumekun added.

He highlighted that medical cadre clinical officers are exempt from this policy, as clarified in Circular MH. 7205/T/31 dated September 7, 2023, concluding with, “The commission wishes the affected directors the best as they retire from service.”

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