At least 10 directors in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have officially retired from service.
The directors have attained the mandatory 60 years of age, or 35 years of service.
INEC National Commissioner, Prof. Mohammed Adams, speaking at the send-off for the directors in Abuja on Sunday, congratulated them on their retirement.
“As you retire you shouldn’t at any time worry yourself about the past, but the future.
“Don’t think this is the end of the road. This is actually the beginning of another journey in your lives because you are all professionals in your respective fields,” he said.
Adams advised them to use their retirement to engage in meaningful activities that would yield them good income.
He advised people in active service not to be scared of retirement, but to create a niche for themselves in whatever capacity they found themselves.
“We should be happy with whatever position you find yourself; be grateful to God and create a niche for yourself,” he said.