Throughout the country, 5,196 employees of the Independent National Electoral Commission, or INEC, have received promotions.
This was revealed by the commission in its daily bulletin, which was sent out on Thursday in Abuja by Mrs. Adenike Tadese, Director of Publicity and Voter Education.
According to Tadese, the promotion followed the commission’s 2023 promotion examination and evaluation, which was conducted in keeping with its dedication to the welfare and professional growth of its employees.
According to Tadese, a breakdown of the number shows that 54 assistant directors on GL 15 were promoted to deputy director cadre on GL 16, and 55 deputy directors on Grade Level 16 were advanced to the post of Director on Grade Level 17.
The majority of the promotion affected 4,749 officers between GL 7 and 13, she continued, but the commission also advanced 338 officers on GL 14 to Assistant Directors on GL 15.
Four commission directors have been instructed to take terminal leave in the interim.
Sam Olumekun, the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), stated on Wednesday that the decision was made in accordance with a mandate from the Federal Government that was issued through a circular on July 27, 2023.
All directors with eight years or more of service were required by the directive to leave the public sector.
Two of the directors who are going on terminal leave, according to Olumekun, were heads of departments at the Commission’s Abuja headquarters, and the other two are working as administrative secretaries in state offices.
He did, however, point out that the Federal Government Retirement Policy did not apply to Clinical Officers in the medical cadre, “as clarified in Circular MH 7205/T31 dated Sept. 7.”