- Fifteen officials have been confirmed as Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) of INEC
- Before their confirmation, all the nominees were cleared by the police, DSS and Code of Conduct Bureau
- The remaining 12 nominees aree still undergo screening by the panel
The Nigerian Senate on Thursday, June 1, confirmed the appointment of 15 officials as Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Senator Suleiman Nazif, the chairman of the committee, while presenting the report, said all the nominees were cleared by the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services and the Code of Conduct Bureau.
He added that the remaining 12 nominees were still under screening by the panel.
The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, complimented the work of the chairman and hopes the officials perform by improving the electoral process.
Watch the video of Senate's plenary session today June 1.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari sent names of 27 nominees to the Nigerian Senate to be approved as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs).
Saraki confirmed reception of the letter and read it out to his colleagues on the floor of the Upper House of legislature during plenary on Thursday, March 23.
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The letter was dated February 27, 2017 and was actually written by the acting president at the time Vice president Yemi Osinbajo.
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