Electioneering: Groups task Nigerian law enforcement officers to uphold professionalism
The Civil Society Legislative and Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in collaboration with the Centre for Women and Adolescent Empowerment and MacArthur Foundation has organised a one-day ethics and integrity training, for law enforcement officers ahead of the 2023 general elections.
NewsDiary reports that the training was held in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
CISLAC Executive Director, Comrade Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, said the training was designed to sensitize law enforcement officials on how to demonstrate a high level of ethics and integrity and ensure the maintenance of law and order during the upcoming elections.
He stressed that the event was organised with the understanding that law enforcement officials will play a very crucial role in the elections, adding that they will assist INEC in ensuring a free and fair election.
Also speaking, the Executive Director, Centre for Women and Adolescent Empowerment, Yola, Ms Asma’u Joda, who was represented by Tijjjani Ubandoma, charged the law enforcement officers to carry out their duties effectively and ensure a free and fair election in 2023.
She also tasked the officers to discourage politicians from using thugs that can breed violence and electoral malpractices during the electioneering process.
Law enforcement officials at the training were drawn from the Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigerian Immigration Service and Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency.