The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has redeployed 186 staff across the country, as part of efforts 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.
INEC in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday in Abuja, the chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye noted that the Commission considers the long stay of staff in the same state as unhealthy for the sensitive responsibilities they discharge.
He further announced that in line with the Commission’s existing posting policy, henceforth no Head of Department (HoD) or Electoral Officer (EO) will serve in his/her state of origin, adding also that no staff will serve for more than two electoral cycles in the same duty post.
Consequently, he said 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.”
Okoye said the redeployed staff are to complete the handing and taking over not later than Wednesday 9th March 2022.
He added that the exercise “will be an ongoing exercise that will extend to other categories of staff in the Commission’s Headquarters, State and Local Government offices nationwide.”
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