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DSS Tasks Nigerians On Vigilance At Polling Units During Elections



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By Chris Nomjov

The Directorate of State Services (DSS), as part of its mandate to secure Nigerians and the Nigerian state from potential harms way; has issued a note of caution to the electorates, to ensure adequate precautionary measures for safety during the general elections, set to commence in less than 48 hours.

The press release signed by DSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar reads;

“The general elections are scheduled to commence on 28th March, 2015. Accordingly, we wish to advice all registered voters to go out and exercise their civic responsibility as security is guaranteed. It is imperative to remind all eligible voters to be law abiding and security conscious while exercising their franchise. Equally, they should remain vigilant in crowded environments before, during and after the elections and abide by all stipulated guidelines emplaced to ensure peaceful conduct.

“Voters are advised to be weary of persons in loose or bulky midriff clothings, which are inappropriate for the weather, look out for unattended bags, luggage, dustbins, strange containers and other suspicious items. Similarly, all vehicles, motorcycles, tricycles and bicycles must be parked far away from the polling stations. All forms of trading should be discouraged, suspicious persons, activities and movements should be promptly reported to security agents.

“The task of nation building is our collective responsibility, therefore, let us all play our parts and shun violence. Once again, we restate our commitment to ensuring a peaceful atmosphere for all Nigerians to contribute towards strengthening our democracy.

“Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!!!


Marilyn OGAR, msi

Deputy Director Public Relations,

Department of State Services,


25th March, 2015

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