By Emma Peter, Gusau
The State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Zamfara State Command, Commandant Mohammed Bello Muazu has affirmed the commitment and readiness of the Corps in Zamfara State to ensure a smooth conduct of the forthcoming Gubernatorial and house of assembly elections in the State in collaboration with other sister agencies.
This was stated by the State Commandant, Commandant Muhammad Bello Muazu in a stakeholders meeting organized and hosted by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Zamfara State, chaired by Prof Mohammed Sani Kalla (OON) National Commissioner incharge of Sokoto,Kebbi and Zamfara States at the INEC State Headquarters Gusau.
Commandant Muhammad Bello Muazu averred that the Corps is in a high spirits and have made strategic deployments base on population and vulnerability of registration areas to insecurity for the purpose of the March 18th Gubernatorial and house of assembly elections.
The State NSCDC Boss opined that, in a strong synergy with other sister agencies, the elections will be adjudged the best in terms of security coverage.
Commandant MB Muazu opined that the Corps has provided about ten hotlines across the senatorial districts that could easily be reached in the advent of any perceived threat or emergency in addition to the operation room and network created by the Corps where all information are being synchronized directly from the 14 local Government Areas of the state during the elections.
The State Commandant, however appealed to the various stakeholders to cooperate with security agencies and to enjoined their followers to be of good conduct law abiding during and after the elections.
Meanwhile, the convener of the meeting, Prof Mohammed Sani Kalla OON National Commissioner incharge of Sokoto Kebbi and Zamfara States craved the indulgence of all stakeholders to be law abiding and to ensure a hitch free elections.
He praised Zamfara State for a smooth conduct of the last general elections. He however expressed optimism and confidence in the security architecture of the State to ensure another round of smooth conduct of elections.