2023: NSCDC Osun Command Prepares For Election Duties
The Osun Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has assured Nigerians of it’s readiness to effectively monitor the peaceful conduct of February 25th and March 11th general elections.
NSCDC Osun State Commandant, Agboola Sunday, made this known while playing host to European Union observers led by Mrs Dagmar Raudam with her team who paid a courtesy visit to the command on Thursday.
Commandant Agboola stated that personnel have been trained and further training will be held to enhance the capability of officers and men of the Command.
“A training facilitated by Konrad Adenauer in conjunction with NSCDC has just ended in Abuja to enhance the knowledge of personnel.
“This seminar will be replicated at the State levels, Area Commands and divisions to cascade knowledge acquired and make it all inclusive for effective operation.
He mentioned that Civil Defence Corps together with other sister agencies are resolved to work together to ensure peaceful conduct of the general elections.
Concerning the forthcoming mock exercise on BVAS, Commandant Agboola assured the team of Civil Defence protection for all those who will participate as well as electoral materials.
When asked about the ongoing electioneering campaigns, he dismissed any security threats and assured the team that the era of ballot snatching is completely over.
“Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps is apolitical and will discharge her responsibility accordingly in support of the yearning of President Buhari to conduct a free, fair and credible election”.
Earlier, head of European Union Observer for the State, Dagmar Raudam briefed the corps on the essence of the visit and to also ascertain the command’s preparedness at ensuring peaceful elections in the State.
She commended the command for her professionalism while calling for more dedication and commitment at ensuring that the elections are peaceful.
“You are civil in your approach to the public, thus, your acceptability and confidence reposed on the agency to ensure protection of electoral materials in the forthcoming election.