Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Anambra State Command has urged its officers to keep close surveillance over critical national assets and infrastructure at their different area of responsibilities.
It noted that intelligence shared would ensure timely action to deal with any unforeseen situation.
State Commandant, Comdt. Isidore Chikere stated this at a strategic meeting of Management team, Area Commanders and Divisional Officers to review Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state while planning for more secured, hitch- free and successful poll on Saturday.
He said the meeting was convened to appraise the security arrangements for the first phase of the General elections .
He charged the officers to implement the action plan already framed for the second phase in providing security for the polling booths, INEC personnel, Ad hoc Staff, INEC sensitive/non- sensitive materials and the electorate.
“We must keep close surveillance over Critical National Assets and Infrastructure at their different area of responsibilities because intelligence shared will ensure timely action to deal with any situation that may arise,” he said.
Underscoring the need for field officers to maintain close co-ordination with relevant stakeholders in election security to deal with any emergency in their respective jurisdictions, NSCDC boss tasked them to monitor deployment of staff under them, stressing that the command would not fail to sanction any unprofessional behavior.
He further praised the professional conduct of personnel deployed in the first phase of the election, charging them to work with coordinated effort to strengthen their function in containing law and order during Saturday’s election.
“We don’t align to any political party or individual and if anything, ours is to ensure the provision of a conducive environment to ensure the provision of free, fair and credible elections, therefore, all hands should be on deck to ensure a violent free poll on Saturday.
“We have perfected our deployment covering all the polling units in the state to ensure that no stone is left unturned security wise,” he added.