By Harry Awurumibe, Editor Abuja Bureau
In a bid to inject new life into its activities, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has carried out the redeployment and replacement of five Residents Electoral Commissioners and four Directors.
This is even as some Directors including Director (Voter Education and Publicity), Mr. Nick Dazang and Deputy Director Andy Ike Ezeani have proceeded on retirement leave.
These were contained in a press statement signed by Barrister Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, made available to journalists Sunday.
The press statement titled: Redeployment of Five RECs and Four Directors read in parts: “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has redeployed five Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs). In the new postings, the REC, Osun State, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, has been redeployed to Ogun State.
At the same time, his counterpart in Ogun State, Prof. AbdulGaniy 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 Emannuel Alex Hart proceeds to Bayelsa State as the REC from his former office in Cross River State. The REC, Zamfara State, Dr Asmau Sani Maikudi, has also been redeployed to Kaduna State.
Similarly, the Director (Voter Education and Publicity), Mr. Nick Dazang, has proceeded on terminal leave. Consequently, Mr. Victor Ayodele Aluko has been reassigned from Director (Administration) to Voter Education and Publicity as Director, while Mr. Mikah Thabbal Lakumna is redeployed to Administration from his erstwhile position as Director (Security). Mr. Nduh Lebari Samson moves from the office of the Secretary to the Commission to Director (Security). Mr. Yakubu Mohammed Duku, Director in the Electoral Operations Department, proceeds to Niger State as the substantive Administrative Secretary.
The Handing/Taking Over activities should be completed by Monday 13th September 2021. The redeployments are part of the Commission’s routine administrative postings”.
Meanwhile, an earlier statement by INEC said Andy Ezeani, the Deputy Director, Publicity has also retired from the Commission after a meritorious services to INEC and his fatherland.