“The Nigerian Army Remains Committed To Discharge Its Constitutional Responsibilities” – Chief of Army Staff Pledges Secure Atmosphere For 2023 Elections
Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has pledged to create a peaceful environment for the conduct of the general elections in 2023.
On Tuesday, September 13, in Abuja, Yahaya opened the third quarter Chief of Army Staff Conference by urging the army to abide by the code of conduct and rules of engagement during the election period.
In all of the army’s theaters of operations, General Yahaya promised to add more personnel as well as equipment that would change the game.
“As electioneering for general elections begins, I wish to once again assure the public that the Nigerian Army remains committed to discharging its constitutional responsibilities and assisting in providing a secure environment for the conduct of the general elections through ‘Operation Safe Conduct.’
“The Nigerian Army is also firming up its preparations to provide the necessary security assistance to ensure the successful conduct of the 2023 general elections.
“As electioneering activities for general elections begin, I wish to once again assure the public that the Nigerian Army remains committed to discharge its constitutional responsibilities and assist in providing secured environment for the conduct of the general elections through Operation Safe Conduct.
“You may all recall that in the last conference I mentioned that the Nigerian Army will review its Rules of Engagement and Code of Conduct for general elections.
“I am happy to inform you all that the reviewed document is ready and will be distributed at the end of this conference.
“Commanders are, therefore, to ensure that all personnel deployed for security duties during the election period are given personal copies and thoroughly educated on the guidelines provided in the document,” he said.
“You have all done well in the implementation of the decisions taken during the last conference as evident in the successes recorded, particularly in our ongoing operations across all theatres of operation.”