The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has given approval for the immediate allocation of two plots of land to the Independent Nationa Electoral Commission (INEC) for the building of houses for its staff in the Federal Capital Territory.
The minister gave the directive in Abuja last week when the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, paid him a courtesy call.
However, Mohammed did not disclose where the housing project would be located.
The Minister said that the staff-housing scheme when completed would make INEC truly independent and enable the electoral body to discharge its constitutional responsibilities efficiently.
Senator Mohammed also charged the Commission to guard its autonomy as well as ensure the maintenance of its independence.
According to him, while a plot of the landed property would be used to accommodate houses for the INEC Chairman and other principal officers of the Commission including its various Commissioners and the second plot would be for the core staff of the Commission.
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Source: The Guardian