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Nigerian Army says strategies in place to ensure peaceful election in Anambra



By Katurak Yashim

The Nigerian military says it has developed strategies to ensure that residents of Anambra state enjoy peace and security before, during and after the governor’s election scheduled for November 6.

major-general. Taoreed Lagbaja, general officer commanding the 82nd Nigerian Army Division in Enugu, said the military would also provide security for members of the corps on election missions.

Lagbaja said this when Brigadier General. Shuaibu Ibrahim, chief executive of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), paid him a courtesy call at the division’s headquarters, Enugu.

In a statement signed by Ms. Adenike Adeyemi, NYSC Press and Public Relations Director, Lagbaja commended the corps members for their invaluable service to the various units in the division, including the command high schools.

“The army had developed strategies to ensure that the people of Anambra, including members of the corps depending on the elections, enjoyed peace and security before, during and after the exercise.

“Beyond the election campaign, the division will continue to place the highest priority on the safety of the regime’s corps members and personnel.

“The NYSC has contributed to the socio-economic development of the country and has played a central role in training and mentoring young people as responsible members of society.

“I commend the members of the corps for their invaluable service to the various units of the division, including the command secondary schools in their areas of responsibility.

Earlier, the NYSC CEO praised the division for providing the necessary well-being and safety support to members of the corps during and after orientation.

Ibrahim noted that the NYSC would continue to do its best to strengthen the cordial relationship between the program and the Nigerian military.

Source: NAN

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