A group of civil society and non-governmental organisations, under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Transparency and Accountability, have commended the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and its leadership for the professional conduct of officers deployed to Anambra State for the Governorship Election.
The spokesperson for the coalition Comrade Sunday Attah, while speaking to newsmen in Abuja yesterday said the officers and men of the NSCDC engaged with voters, other security agents and citizens in the state with dignity, mutual respect and proficiency.
The Coalition which comprises of several other sister organizations including; the Stand Up Nigeria Movement, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre, Nigeria Unite Against Corruption, Voice for Change Congress and Arewa Youths Federation, particularly commended the Commandant General of NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, for his top-to-bottom exemplary leadership style which puts professionalism, dedication to service and sacrifice at the forefront of his vision since assuming office.
Attah who had yesterday led a team of CSOs to monitor the elections, noted that with the preliminary reports so far received from our officials on election monitoring and observation assignment in Anambra, we are satisfied with the conduct of officers of the Corps.
“We recall that, during a situational assessment visit to Anambra State ahead of the election, Dr Audi made it clear to his 20,000-strong NSCDC operatives deployed for the election to “observe the highest level of professionalism, civility, decorum and respect for the rights of all voters coming out to exercise their franchise in order to elect the next governor for the state”. He noted.
According to Attah, “It is heartwarming therefore, to note that the warning did not fall on deaf ears as men of the Corps conducted themselves at the Realm of professionalism throughout the Election Day.”
Commending further he stated, “we are not surprised by the commitment to professionalism displayed by officers and men of the Corps on election duty in Anambra. Those who have dispassionately followed the antecedents of the Commandant General will observe that, since his appointment, he has been committed to selfless and utterly disciplined NSCDC poised to achieve operational excellence and efficiency through a coordinated strategy to ensure the fulfillment of its core mandates.”
The coalition has in addition urged the general public to continue to support the NSCDC as it continues to adapt its structure and resources to tackling the various security challenges currently being faced in the country.