INEC Preparing Special Salary Scale for its Staff to Lead Them away from “Great Temptations” – Olurode

inecThe Independent National Electoral Commission, it has been revealed, might be planning a special salary scale for its workers. National Commissioner of INEC in charge of South-West, Prof. Lai Olurode, made this known in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Thursday.

According to Olurode, the commission is seeking special pay for its workers to motivate them and to discourage them from engaging in electoral malpractice. He said, “The commission is working to make sure that the staff begin to enjoy a special salary scale. What the commission is doing is a special assignment and we know that the workers are open to great temptations, especially from politicians.

“The work is very risky and the workers who do their work as expected at times risk being killed. We hope that this would be granted before the 2015 election. We have started engaging the relevant authorities to make sure that this is done.”

The INEC commissioner also added that INEC would do everything to make the workers happy in order to get the best from them.


  1. Looks like this guy was imported from the moon to work in INEC. His feet seemed not to be on the ground. Once you annul elections in Nigeria and don’t send the perpetrators to jail they would continue the evil. Whatever you pay them their integrity would still be for sale because the law is not there to jail them. Make laws that would send them to jail and maybe they would be afraid. Let us try and build strong institutions that would last.