The 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.