In a recent development, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the promotion of 5,196 of its staff members across the country. The details of this significant move were shared in a bulletin released by the commission on Thursday, December 28.
As part of the promotions, 55 individuals have been appointed to the position of directors within the commission. This step not only reflects the commitment of INEC to its workforce but also aims to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of its operations.
The promotion is expected to have a positive impact on the morale and motivation of the staff, recognizing their hard work and dedication. INEC plays a crucial role in ensuring the democratic process in Nigeria, and these promotions underscore the importance of a skilled and motivated team.
With this announcement, INEC continues to prioritize the professional growth of its members, contributing to a stronger and more capable electoral institution. The commission’s commitment to fostering a competent and dedicated workforce bodes well for the future of electoral processes in the country.
It indicated that “55 Deputy Directors on Grade Level 16 were promoted to the rank of Directors on Grade Level 17, while 54 Assistant Directors on GL 15 were promoted to Deputy Director Cadre on GL 16.”
The commission also promoted “338 officers on GL 14 to Assistant Directors on GL 15 while the bulk of the promotion affected 4,749 officers between GL 7 and 13.”
According to the statement issued by the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, the decision followed a directive from the Federal Government via a circular issued on July 27, 2023.
The directive mandates all directors with eight years or more of service to retire from the public sector.
Olumekun highlighted that Clinical Officers in the Medical cadre were exempted from the Federal Government Retirement Policy “as clarified in Circular MH 7205/T31 dated September 7 2023”.