Oyo NSCDC to Protect INEC Facilities, Electoral Materials

As the general election draws nearer, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has promised to safeguard all Independent National Electoral Commission’s facilities and the electoral materials.

The Commandant of NSCDC in Oyo State, Mr Micheal Adaralewa stated this while briefing Head of departments, Area Commanders, Unit Heads and all operational heads of the command on the importance of achieving a crime free elections. 

He noted that the command would also protect the personnel of the commission as well as INEC buildings and materials as they are of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure which is part of core mandate of NSCDC.

The NSCDC boss in Oyo stated further that the training and retraining of officers and men of the Corps would commence in line with the electoral guidelines stated for the uniform personnel participating in the 2023 general election.

He, therefore, charged officers and men of the command to be focused, disciplined and conduct themselves as well as not foiling the rules concerning fundamental human rights during the ongoing political campaigns and the election proper.

“If the 2023 general election in the country goes well, it’s a plus to the Security Operations of the nation”

Commandant Adaralewa later enjoined the residents of the State to join hands with all security agencies by providing the security agencies with adequate and timely information to protect them better. 

Rasheedah Makinde

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