INEC Implements 8-year Tenure Policy, Retires Four Directors

INEC Implements 8-year Tenure Policy, Retires Four Directors

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the implementation of a policy mandating all directors with eight years or more of service to retire from the public sector.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun in a statement issued Wednesday said the four directors of the commission would proceed on terminal leave.

He said two of them served as heads of departments at the National Headquarters, while the other two were deployed as Administrative Secretaries in the state offices.

Olumekun noted: “Following the Federal Government Circular HSCF/SPSO/268/T3/2/37 issued on 27th 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.

“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.

“However, it’s important to note that Clinical Officers in the medical cadre are exempt from this policy, as clarified in Circular MH. 7205/T/31 dated 7th September 2023. The Commission wishes the affected directors the best as they retire from service.”

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