By Bukar Bolori
The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Audi has commended officers and men of the Corps for their impressive performances and professional conducts during the first phase of the 2023 general election.
He stated that from the reports obtained across the country, personnel of the Corps gave good accounts of themselves in the various polling stations they were deployed to in the 774 Local Government Areas of the country without undue interference and compromise.
He charged them to carry over, the resilience, doggedness and commitment they displayed during the Presidential and National Assembly election to the second phase, which is the governorship and state assembly elections.
Audi commended the unprecedented synergy and cooperation on display among the various security agencies during the elections, stating that it is a demonstration that with proper coordination and good understanding of one another, security agencies in the country have the capability to surmount any security challenges confronting the nation.
Audi described the Corps outing at the elections as highly remarkable and commended the deployment of security agencies with the Nigeria police as the lead agency on election matters which ensured a smooth process.
He appreciated the real time responses of personnel to emergency situations in supporting the police to achieve peace and orderliness, especially, in areas where there are reports of attacks by hoodlums on polling units.
Audi also commended INEC for the successful conduct of the election and expressed confidence that the delay in the arrival of INEC officials and materials as complained in some polling units is something that would be improved upon in the second phase of the election scheduled to hold on 11th March, 2023.