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INEC orders 4 directors to proceed on retirement

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ordered four of it’s directors to proceed on retirement.

The National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee of the Commission, Sam Olumekun, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

According to the statement, two heads of departments at the INEC headquarters in Abuja and two administrative secretaries in state offices are among those affected by the directive.

The affected directors are expected to proceed on terminal leave.

While announcing the development, INEC’s spokesman, Sam Olumekun, said, “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.”

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