Election duty: NIS deploys 189 personnel in Enugu state

Election duty: NIS deploys 189 personnel in Enugu state

- About 189 personnel of the Nigerian Immigration Service have been deployed to Enugu for election duty

- The Enugu command comptroller said officers of the command had undergone extensive training on election duties

- According to Sam Chinda, the service will provide a dry meal for all the personnel of immigration on election duty

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Enugu state command, on Monday, February 11, said it had deployed 189 personnel for election duties in the state.

Sam Chinda, the comptroller in the state command, made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu.

Chinda said that officers and men of the command had undergone extensive internal and external training on election duties recently.

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He said: “Just last week, 100 personnel of the command had some days training on election duties in Benin; as the command fall under the Benin zonal headquarters.

“When they came back, early this week, they have to train or teach others in the command all they had learnt concerning election duties from the zone, as a sort of step down training.

“Some of my personnel have attended an extensive election duty workshop organised by INEC office in Enugu state."

According to him, each immigration personnel deployed for election duty will be given a copy of election code of conduct manual or booklet to act as a constant reminder on the dos and don’ts for them.

According to him, the controller-general of NIS, Mohammed Babandede, has said that the service will provide a dry meal for all the personnel of immigration on election duty.

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He added: “With the dry meal, no NIS personnel will have to leave their duty post on the day of the election to search for food. While the service had made it clear to all of them that they should not collect anything from anybody, as they perform their election duties."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, had ordered a comprehensive water-tight and round-the-clock security for all Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices and facilities nationwide few days to the 2019 general elections.

This was revealed in a statement on Sunday, February 10, by the force public relations officer, ACP Frank Mba.

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