Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Monday advised Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and staff to be more vigilant and cautious as the country prepares for the 2015 general elections.
This information is contained in the INEC daily bulletin issued by the commission’s Deputy Director (Publicity), Mr. Nick Dazang, in Abuja.
The bulletin said that Jega gave the advice when he addressed the RECs and staff of the commission during the just concluded INEC retreat in Kaduna.
“All eyes are on us, our friends, partners, concerned citizens, and indeed, even our adversaries.
“We must be more vigilant, be more committed and strengthen our harmony at all levels to achieve the desired results”, the bulletin quoted the INEC chairman as saying.
Jega, the bulletin stated, urged management and staff to do their job with integrity, impartial and non-partisan manner.
He observed that in reviewing the commission’s sundry programmes and plans to be implemented this year, “it is evident that there will be gaps”.
It said Jega urged participants at the retreat to ensure that those gaps were filled and that fundamental things that needed to be done were implemented.
It stated that the commission would ensure that competencies were improved and that those who had the capacity to deliver more efficiently were given the opportunity to do so.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that it was at the retreat that INEC released the timetables for the Osun and Ekiti governorship elections and that of the 2015 general elections. (NAN)