Four Directors asked to proceed on terminal leave as INEC adopts eight-year tenure policy


Four Directors of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been asked to proceed on terminal leave.

Sam Olumekun, National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee disclosed this in a press statement on Wednesday, 27th December, 2023.


He did not give the name of the affected Directors but said the directive was in line with a new Federal Government policy.

According to Olumekun, “Following the Federal Government Circular HSCF/SPSO/268/T3/2/37 issued on 27th July 2023, the Commission has approved the implementation of a policy mandating all Directors with eight years or more of service to retire from the public sector.

“As per this directive, four Directors of the Commission will proceed on terminal leave. Two of them serve as Heads of Departments at the National Headquarters, while the other two are deployed as Administrative Secretaries in our State offices.


“However, it’s important to note that Clinical Officers in the medical cadre are exempt from this policy, as clarified in Circular MH. 7205/T/31 dated 7th September 2023.

“The Commission wishes the affected Directors the best as they retire from service.”

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