INEC names Augusta Ogakwu as new secretary

by Oge Okonkwo


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the appointment of Augusta Chinwe Ogakwu, as the new Secretary to the Commission.

Her appointment was announced today, after being approved at the meeting of the commission in a statement made by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Kayode Idowu.

Mrs. Chinwe Ogakwu, succeeds Abdullahi A. Kaugama, whose five-year tenure expired on June 26, 2013.

Premium Times reports:

Mrs. Ogakwu will assume the new office from her present position as Director, Legal Services Department in INEC. She had assumed that position in April 2013, after serving as the Head of Unit / Director, Alternative Disputes Resolution since May 2009. She was also Acting Director, Legal Services Department from May 2003 to September 2005.

She joined INEC in 1998 as Chief Legal Officer, from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) where she rose to the position of Assistant Chief Legal Officer. She was also a private legal practitioner at various times.

The new Secretary holds a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Lagos, besides several professional accreditations in the field of Law, WorkPlace Conflict Management and Resolution and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

She has also undergone intensive Executive Leadership Training as part of her professional development.

Her professional certifications include being Fellow, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) (Nigeria); Completion Certificates, United States Institute of Peace (USIP); Member International Dispute Resolution Institute (IDRI) among many others.

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