November 30, 2023

Boardroom News reports that The National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, assured residents of Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo states of maximum security provisions during the off-cycle elections currently holding today, November 11, 2023.

NSA reiterates his commitments of provision of Adequate security in a press statement signed by the Head, Strategic Communication, Office of the National Security Adviser, Zakari U. Mijinyawa, in Abuja on Friday.

He warned against violence by political actors and non-state actors, and charged security agencies to adhere strictly to their professional code of ethics during the conduct of the exercise.

The NSA also gave assurances that in line with the directive of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu security agencies have made adequate preparations to ensure safe, secure and transparent elections on Saturday, 11 November, 2023.


The NSA, who is the Co-Chair of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security enjoined all the Security, Intelligence and other law enforcement officers deployed on election security duties to conduct themselves creditably.


The NSA further stated that the Federal Government has mobilized all the required resources for the smooth conduct of the elections and called on all election managers to adhere strictly to the instruction given by the President.


Ribadu also revealed that a monitoring system has been established with monitors deployed to the field to collect any evidence of violence and irregularities.


The NSA vowed that there will be severe consequences for anyone who is found to have disrupted the conduct of elections or abused his authority.

He admonished voters in the three states to come out en masse to exercise their franchise assuring them of adequate protection.

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