The Indpendent National Electoral Commission has announced the promotion of 1,307 of its staff across the country.
The INEC’s decision was contained in its daily bulletin forwarded to our correspondent by the Deputy Director in charge of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr. Nick Dazang, on Wednesday.
Dazang said that the commission approved the promotion of the affected personnel after a meeting on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to him, “14 were officers promoted from Grade Level 16 to the rank of Grade Level 17 (substantive directors) while 1,293 were officers from Grade Levels 7 to 16.”
He said that all those promoted passed their promotion examinations and met the rigorous criteria set by the commission.
Dazang stated also that the commission had set up a four-man committee to investigate the role of its personnel in the December 10, 2016 legislative rerun election in Rivers State.
He said that the members of the committee included “Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu, Chairman; AVM Ahmed T. Mu’azu, (National Commissioner) member; Professor Jacob Jatau, (Resident Electoral Commissioner, FCT) member; Omoloja Tajudeen, Deputy Director (Discipline).”
It was stated that the committee was directed to submit a report of its findings by January 30, 2027.