Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Council of State confirms Professor Mahmud Yakubu as new INEC Chairman

New INEC Chairman, Mahmud Yakubu
The Council of State has approved the appointment of Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, as the substantive Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Council also approved the appointment of five new national commissioners for the commission.

The national commissioners are Mrs Amina Zakari (North-West), Dr. Anthonia Okoosi-Simbine (North Central), Alhaji Baba Shettima Arfo (North-East), Dr. Mohammed Mustafa Lecky (South-South) and Mr Soyebi Adedeji Solomon (South-West).

Before his new appointment, Mr. Yakubu, a professor of history and international studies, was the executive secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund.

He was also a member of the 2014 National Conference.

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