President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mrs Amina Bala Zakari as the Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
A statement issued by Mr Haruna Imrana, Director of Communications, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mr Danladi Kifasi, obtained by the Street Journal, says the appointment takes immediate effect.
According to the statement, Zakari’s appointment followed the conclusion of the term of Office of former INEC National Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega.
It said, by her appointment, Zakari is to take charge at the Commission until the appointment of a substantive Chairman.
The Acting INEC boss is presently a National Electoral Commissioner at the Commission.