The Independent National Electoral Commission has redeployed one hundred and eighty-six staff of the commission across the country.
Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye
in a statement said the move was to ensure efficient and optimal performance in the commission.
According to Okoye, “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.
” 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. Furthermore, no staff shall serve for more than two electoral cycles in the same duty post”.
The staff Identified for redeployment by the commission 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.
The redeployed staff as stated by the commission, are to complete the handing and taking over not later than Wednesday 9th March 2022.
INEC however revealed that the ongoing exercise will extend to other categories of staff in the Commission’s Headquarters, State and Local Government offices nationwide.