The Special Representative of the United Nation Secretary General for West Africa and the Sahel and former ECOWAS Secretary General, Muhammad IBN Chambas, has commended the Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, for its level of preparedness towards the forth coming general election.

He made this known during a courtesy visit to the Corps National Headquarters, Abuja as part of his mission in Nigeria to engage different stakeholders and actors for peaceful, well secured election. Stating that, successful election depends on conducive environment where all voters can vote without fear and intimidation, thus; as the task falls on all security agencies, it becomes imperative to work closely with NSCDC to encourage the protection of all and sundry, prevent those intending to truncate the election process and ensure neutrality on the part of the Corps.

In his response, the CG NSCDC, Abduallahi Gana Muhammadu declared unflinchingly that the Corps is strategically positioned and ready to prosecute the forthcoming general election. He reaffirms that all personnel have been well trained and detailed to report to polling stations, units and wards as early as 5am on the day of election.

He reiterated that the Corps personnel are vast and highly experienced in election monitoring duty and further that they are patriotic, selfless and apolitical in their planned approach to the forth coming election

The CG who thanked the Federal Government for the timely release of funds for election duty, assures the UN representative of transparency and judicious use of the funds as he has set up a high powered committee to cater for all personnel and other operational logistics.

DCC Emmanuel Okeh