President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs. Amina Bala Zakari as the Acting National Chairman of Nigeriaâ€™s electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), following Tuesdayâ€™s retirement of Professor Attahiru Jega, its former chairman.
Until her appointment, Zakari was a National Commissioner at INEC.
A statement by Haruna Imrana, Director of Communications for the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, said her appointment is with effect from June 30, 2015 until the appointment of a substantive Chairman.
Jega had earlier handed over to Ambassador Ahmed Wali, one of the Commissioners at INEC.
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