INEC advises 4 directors to retire

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Abuja, Dec. 27, 2023 – The National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has advised four of its directors to go on retirement in accordance with the eight-year tenure policy for directors in the public service.

Sam Olumekun, a National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, said this in a statement on Wednesday.

He said two of the affected directors had served as heads of departments at the headquarters in Abuja, while the other two served as administrative secretaries in the states.

Olumekun, however, said that those in the medical cadre were exempted from the directive.

The statement reads: “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.”  (GBN)

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