NSCDC strategises towards April 11 polls

Posted by News Express | 7 April 2015 | 4,078 times

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The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr. Ade Abolurin, has directed the Corps personnel to restratigise towards the April poll, thereby urging the electorate to be vigilant in order to fish out those that are out to ferment trouble.

He made this statement while appreciating the personnel for their performance during the March 28, elections,and encouraging them not to relent in their doggedness, zeal, passion and desire to have peaceful, free and fair conduct of the various elections in the country.

In his motivational speech, he said the nation needs peace, and the personnel should see themselves as agent and vanguard of peace based on their orientation and contributions through the various town hall meetings and stakeholders programme organised at different fora for the purpose of peaceful conduct of the elections as well as the co-existence of the nation.

Abolurin charged the Zonal Commanders and State Commandants to ensure effective deployment of personnel to all nooks and crannies by replicating and doubling their efforts in providing adequate security at the forthcoming Governorship and House of Assembly election polls, identified black spots, collating centres, INEC offices as well as other designated centers that are likely to be prone to attack . Positioning of sniffer dogs and surveillance vehicles for efficient monitoring of the electoral activities and to work in synergy with other stakeholders, he said.

To the electorate, he assured them of peaceful conduct of the election without hitches, urging them to turn out en mass to exercise their civic right by casting their votes for candidate of their choice as well as report all suspicious characters to the Corps formation across the federation and to other security agencies.

In the same vein, he advised parents to caution their wards to desist from being used as political thugs by those seeking for power at all cost.

The Commandant General pledged the Corps commitment to a violence-free election before, during and after the exercise in order to have a successful and peaceful transition programme.

•Photo shows Abolurin.


Source: News Express

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