BREAKING: Massive Shakeup At INEC, Electoral Officers Moved Out
Information reaching Ibom Focus says that Massive Shakeup At INEC, Electoral Officers Moved Out Of States Of Origin
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has redeployed 186 staff, among whom are Electoral Officers.
Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said this on Friday in a statement.
He said that the deployment of staff across the country was to ensure efficient and optimal performance.
“The affected staff are either serving in their States of origin or have served for between 10 and 32 years in the same state.
“The commission considers this development as unhealthy for the sensitive responsibilities they discharge,” Okoye said.
He said in line with the commission’s existing posting policy, henceforth no Head of Department (HoD) or Electoral Officer (EO) shall serve in his/her state of origin.
He said, “Furthermore, no staff shall serve for more than two electoral cycles in the same duty post.
“Consequently, the Commission has identified 186 staff for immediate redeployment.
“Among them are 46 HoDs who are either serving in their states of origin or served for more than two electoral cycles in the same state as well as 140 EOs serving in their states of origin or served for more than two electoral cycles in the same state.”
He said that the redeployed staff are to complete the handing and taking over not later than Wednesday 9th March.
He also said that this will be an ongoing exercise that will extend to other categories of staff in the commission’s Headquarters, state and local government offices nationwide.
Massive Shakeup At INEC