Four Directors of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been directed to proceed on terminal leave following the federal government directive on an immediate retirement of directors who have spent eight years or more in office.

A statement by Sam Olumekun, National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Wednesday 27th December 2023 revealed that the commission’s compliance with the circular approved Two directors who serve as Heads of Departments at the National Headquarters, while the other two are deployed as Administrative Secretaries in State offices.

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. 

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. The statement ended


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