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2023 elections'll hold peacefully, NSA assures Nigerians

2023 elections'll hold peacefully, NSA assures Nigerians
Following the spate of insecurity across the country, the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd) on Thursday assured Nigerians that the 2023 general elections would hold and be held in a secured environment.

He stated that the President, Major General Mohammodu Buhari (retd), has ordered the police and other security agencies to review their operational strategies and bring an end to the security challenges which posed a threat to the 2023 elections.‘‘In furtherance of this, the president has charged the military, the police and other security agencies to synergise and review their operational strategies and optimally deploy all their operational assets towards addressing current and evolving internal security threats ahead of the general elections.“Second, is the electoral space in terms of the security realities of the country, and third is the extent of the professional bond among the security agencies on the one hand, and between the security agencies, Independent National Electoral Commission, and other strategic stakeholders in the electoral process on the other hand.Yakubu described elections in the country as huge, adding that the 2023 elections in Nigeria would involve the recruitment and training of staff and managing the logistics for their deployment to 176,846 Polling Units spread across 8,809 electoral Wards, 774 Local Areas and 37 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

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