Breaking: Major shake-up as INEC redeploys RECs, directors

Breaking: Major shake-up as INEC redeploys RECs, directors

  • Some Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) have been redeployed from one state to other states
  • This was announced on Sunday, September 5, by the INEC national commissioner, Festus Okoye, in Abuja, the nation's capital
  • Okoye said that the Osun REC, Olusegun Agbaje, has been redeployed to Ogun, while Abdulganiyu Olayinka Raji is now Osun REC

FCT, Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the redeployment of five Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs).

The Punch reports that the INEC national commissioner and chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), Festus Okoye, made the announcement in a statement issued on Sunday, September 5.

INEC redeploys RECs, directors.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has redeployed some RECs and directors. Credit: INEC.
Source: Twitter gathered that the statement was titled, ‘Redeployment of five RECs and four Directors, adding that the REC, Osun state, Olusegun Agbaje, has been redeployed to Ogun state.

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He said:

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“In the new postings, the REC, Osun State, Olusegun Agbaje, has been redeployed to Ogun state. At the same time, his counterpart in Ogun State, Prof. Abdulganiyu Olayinka Raji, will take charge as REC, Osun State.
“In the same vein, the REC, Bayelsa State, Dr. Cyril Omorogbe, will take up his new role as the REC for Cross River State, while Dr. Emmanuel Alex Hart proceeds to Bayelsa State as the REC from his former office in Cross River State.

PM News also reports that Okoye further said the REC, Zamfara State, Dr. Asmau Sani Maikudi, has also been redeployed to Kaduna state.

He added:

“Similarly, the director (Voter Education and Publicity), Nick Dazang, has proceeded on terminal leave. Consequently, Victor Ayodele Aluko has been reassigned from Director (Administration) to Voter Education and Publicity as Director, while Mikah Thabbal Lakumna is redeployed to Administration from his erstwhile position as Director (Security).

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“Nduh Lebari Samson moves from the office of the Secretary to the Commission to Director (Security). Yakubu Mohammed Duku, Director in the Electoral Operations Department, proceeds to Niger State as the substantive Administrative Secretary.

Okoye maintained that the handing/taking over activities should be completed by Monday, September 13, saying that the redeployments are part of the commission’s routine administrative postings.

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Meanwhile, had previously reported that the Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) led Access Nigeria Campaign made recommendations that would assist the INEC to make future Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) processes more accessible for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

It was reported that the recommendations were made after the campaign began observing the exercise on Wednesday, August 11.

According to the report, the provision of PWD-specific instruction posters would assist hearing-impaired registrants and other PWDs who visit the registration centers.


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