INEC Working On New Salary Structure For Workers

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Monday in Abuja said the commission was working on new salary structure for its members of staff.

Jega, who made this disclosure during an interactive session with editors and news directors, said that this would go a long way to enhance their performances.

He said that the commission had screened its personnel to determine those who would be eligible to be part of the 2015 general elections.

According to him, the screening was necessary to enable the commission conduct a free, fair and credible elections.

He said the commission had committed members of staff who were determined  to conduct of credible elections.

The INEC chairman explained that the commission had commenced training and re-training of staff  through bridge workshops.

He said that the commission had also been restructured to eliminate the duplication and overlapping of roles.Earlier, Dr Mourtada Deme, Director of Project, UNDP Democratic Governance for Democracy ( DGD), said that the project was designed to strengthen the accountability and responsiveness of social institutions.

According to Deme, knowing the critical role of the media, the project had priortised media engagement as a primary focus under component four of its programme.

“The media play a crucial role in keeping citizens engaged in the business of governance, because healthy political process require pluralism and open communication,” he said.

Deme said that the media could be a champion for the promotion of a well-informed citizenry through clear public communication and provision of information on policies and processes. [NAN]


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