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2023: REC solicits support of Oyo NSCDC for protection of office, personnel, materials.

2023: REC solicits support of Oyo NSCDC for protection of office, personnel, materials.

 

As the nation prepares for 2023 general elections, the new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo State, Dr Adeniran Rahman Tella has sought the support of the state Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The state INEC boss solicited the Corps’ support on Wednesday during a courtesy visit to the State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), CC Adaralewa Michael at the Command’s state Headquarters, Agodi Ibadan.

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DSC Oyindamola Okuneye, CDPRO stated in a press statement that Dr. Adeniran Rahman sought for continual support from NSCDC for protection of INEC office, election equipment, personnels and other materials meant for the coming general elections.

The INEC chieftain expressed readiness of commission to conduct a credible elections in 2023 even as he used the medium to sensitize the Command on how the BVAS that will be used during the election works.

He stated further that sensitization programme for the electorates is already on nationwide.

In his response, the State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps CC Adaralewa Michael commended the INEC REC for his visit despite little time available before the general elections.

He promised the Commission of the Corps’ readiness to support INEC as it is part of National Assets which the Corps is mandated to protect.

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He assured the REC of the Corps commitment to providing 24 hours security coverage at the Commission office both at the State Headquarters and Local Government Areas, respectively.

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