Election 2019: NAF commences airlift of electoral materials for INEC

Election 2019: NAF commences airlift of electoral materials for INEC

- The Nigerian Air Force is playing a key role in ensuring that the 2019 general elections is hitch free

- The NAF has commenced the airlift of electoral materials for Nigeria's electoral commission, INEC

- The transport aircraft provided by NAF are deployed solely to provide airlift support to meet INEC’s logistics requirements

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday, February 11 commenced the airlift of electoral materials for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) across the country for the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

Legit.ng gathered that the airlift exercise includes day and night missions, during which both sensitive and non-sensitive electoral materials were conveyed in batches, with NAF C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja to various airports across the country.

According to a statement by NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the materials were duly delivered by the C-130H aircraft crew to teams of INEC and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) officials together with security personnel waiting at the various airports.

Election 2019: NAF commences airlift of electoral materials for INEC

Nigerian Air Force personnel loading the electoral materials into the C-130 aircraft. Photo credit: NAF
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Recall that the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, recently expressed the readiness of the NAF to avail INEC its transport aircraft to enable expeditious movement of electoral materials, as done in the past.

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The transport aircraft are deployed solely to provide airlift support to meet INEC’s logistics requirements, in fulfillment of NAF’s constitutional role of providing military aid to civil authority.

Election 2019: NAF commences airlift of electoral materials for INEC

Officials of INEC and CBN were also on hand to escort the materials to their respective locations. Photo credit: NAF
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Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a comprehensive water-tight and round-the-clock security for all INEC offices and facilities nationwide.

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

According to the statement, all commissioners of police in the 36 states of the federation and FCT have been directed to put in place adequate security arrangements aimed at protecting all INEC offices and materials from all forms of crimes and mischief - before, during and after the elections.

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