Nigeria 2015: INEC to engage Air Force, Navy for elections – Official

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The Independent National Electoral Commission said it would engage the services of Nigerian Air Force, Navy and other security agencies for adequate security during general elections in 2015.

Austin Okojie, the Commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Taraba, disclosed this while addressing Batch B corps members at NYSC Orientation Camp in Jalingo on Sunday.

Mr. Okojie explained that the move was necessary given the level of insecurity in the country.

“The commission is making arrangements with the Nigerian Air Force, Navy and other security agents to ensure safety of lives and property during the 2015 general elections.

“We expect Nigerians to understand that the engagement of security agents to maintain law and order is to enable us to conduct free, fair and acceptable elections,” he said.

Mr. Okojie advised corpse members to be patriotic in the elections.

The State Coordinator of NYSC, Freeman Tumba, commended the role of corps members in the country’s electoral process so far.

He said corps members were the best set of Nigerians to bring credibility to the nation’s electoral process.



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  • True Nigerian

    Haaa! INEC, na only you waka come? You no know say na our army go first disappear from the election centre if the boko criminals come there? INEC, e for better say make only you waka come o! After all, diaris God o! 🙂

  • favourtalk

    All we know is dat they should not try and rig the coming election because it will be very difficult for them. Nigerians are tired of GEJ administration and we wanna express our feelings at the poll come feb next year. We need a change from this government

  • clifford

    if you need any help about the requirement call mr ibe he is the recruitment officer in charge on 08187561604

  • Sanmi Falae

    Thank you so much for this report, madam. And congratulations to Imani. Education in developing countries (Africa) is my professional territory and forte. I have spent ten solid years of my life researching into it. Truth is we don’t have an ‘education system’ in Nigeria. What we take for an education system is an arrangement where second-hand information is handed out from one generation to another. An Education System assumes order; method; capacity for original thought and reason; practically verifiable criterion referenced objectives or competences; radically transformative capacity and therefore predictable exit skills, information or awareness; capacity for meeting all the human-power needs of its society etc, etc. Now then, which African education system has these BASIC capacities? Everyday, my heart bleeds for the African child. Truth is he/she has no chance at all in the world, in comparison to the white child. In my days, it took O/L GCEs in HOW THE WORLD WORKS to contribute to and benefit from the world. Now, as Imani has implicitly found out, it takes a child a degree in how the world works to benefit from it. To make matters worse, we are led by fools who don’t know how the works but think they know. No African leader who knows hoe the world works would steal a kobo from Africa’s development budget. I just pray God gives me the grace to contribute the least I can to alleviating the suffering of the African child in a world into which he/she does not ask to be born.

  • Bonaventure kenechukwu

    Am just speechless. Alot have been said by many social analyst; including this renowned writer,yet we are still deep in the mess. Abeg, is Nigeria doomed?