The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has reviewed his tenure as the chairman of the electoral body, saying his only regret is his inability to create a special salary structure for workers of the commission.
He said apart from the special salary issue, the commission under his leadership performed well.
The INEC boss also declared that the staff of the commission were subjected to difficult circumstances in the course of the 2015 elections.
He said, “I must say that we have been mindful of the need to keep on motivating the staff, to keep on improving the conditions of service and conditions of work. And to keep on improving the welfare of the staff.
“We have done our best as a commission under very difficult circumstances and my major regret, as I have always acknowledged, is that a major undertaking we made when we first came in as a commission, which is to have a separate salary structure for the staff of the commission, we have not been able to get.
“And obviously, this is one area where we still have to do a lot of work and put in a lot of efforts to improve as we move towards the future.
“But apart from that, I don’t think we have done badly in terms of promoting the welfare and the well-being of the staff.
“We have ensured that salaries were paid regularly; we have ensured that there are a lot of opportunities for self-improvement through the organisation of seminars and workshops with partners.”
He said he was aware that there was no way the commission could satisfy everyone, saying that some were not happy when the commission moved some of its members of staff to different departments.