The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has assured the safety of Nigerians, before, during and after the 2023 general elections
DCC Olusola Odumusu, Director of Public Relations, NSCDC National Headquarters, Abuja, in a statement on Sunday, noted that the corps would also protect members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, INEC officials and election materials to be deployed for the 2023 general election.
According to him, Dr Audi gave the assurance when he played host to the Director General of the NYSC, Brig. Gen. Yushau Dogara Ahmed and some key management staff on a courtesy call to NSCDC Headquarters in Abuja.
Dr Audi expressed delight and optimism about the outcome of the synergy existing between the security agencies at the forefront of the 2023 election security management.
He hinted that strategies have been put in place in the interest of national security to address perceived security challenges before, during and after the elections and assured that NYSC members will be adequately protected during the exercise.
He advised Nigerians to participate fully in the forthcoming elections, stating that adequate measures have been put in place by the government to guarantee a peaceful atmosphere across the country.
The NSCDC helmsman called for more public support for security agencies charged with the responsibilities of delivering safe, secure and credible elections.
While he disclosed his intention to deepen the relationship between NSCDC and NYSC which he referred to as a critical partner in the coming election, he charged NSCDC personnel to intensify surveillance that would ensure maximum protection and guarantee the security of NYSC members, their camps and places of primary assignments like they do for other critical national assets and infrastructures of government.
2023 election: NSCDC boss expresses readiness to protect NYSC members