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EKITI GUBER: NSCDC sets up situation room with toll free numbers to enhance free and fair election

Acting Deputy Commandant-General, DCG Operations, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Acting DCG Haruna Lawal Muhammed

The Ekiti State Gubernatorial elections is less than 24 hours and plans are in top gear for the successful conduct of the polls. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), as part of its deliberate strategies to ensure effective monitoring of the security situation of the election in Ekiti, has set up a situation room at the State Command Headquarters with support from USAID, UKaid, Balm in Gilead Foundation for Sustainable Development and the National Democratic Institute (NDI).

In a press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by the NSCDC Director of Public Relations, DCC Olusola Odumosu stated that, “The situation room is a proactive measure to swiftly respond to emergencies especially as it relates to security breaches and rescue probable electoral violence victims. It will also help to update Ekiti people and the general public on the conduct of the election.”

The Corps’ Acting Deputy Commandant-General (DCG), Operations, Haruna Lawal Muhammed, fdc, in charge of EKITI election operations, said that although the state was adequately secured, it was important to ensure the rights of women and other vulnerable individuals are protected in before, during and after the election.

According to him, NSCDC will continue to partner all relevant organisations ready to ensure that the security and rights of citizens are not violated.

To this effect, National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP gathered that the Ekiti Election Monitoring Situation Room and Rapid Response Centre will be deploying the N-Alert security platform from the Ministry of Interior with three alert categories: See Something Say Something, Records and Election Monitoring.

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