The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has reinstated its resolve to ensure peaceful polls during the 2023 elections.
The corps was reacting to reports that it plans to boycott the elections due to outstanding allowances for 2022 Osun and Ekiti election coverage, which are yet to be paid the personnel of the corps that participated in the exercise.
In a release by the corps’ public relations officer, DCC Olusola Odusola, NSCDC denied such reports.
According to him, “The corps wishes to debunk such speculations as thousands of NSCDC personnel will be deployed to every nook and cranny to ensure a peaceful election.
“Although personnel of the corps that took part in the Ekiti and Osun state governorship elections in 2022 are yet to receive their allowances, the management of NSCDC has taken bold steps in ensuring the allowances are paid before the presidential election.
“The federal government recently released Osun election allowances which is in the process of disbursement to operatives who participated in the election duty, and it was also promised that the allowances for Ekiti election are in the process of release to the corps.
“The corps is a professional body and a regimented organisation with well trained and highly disciplined personnel that have full understanding of paramilitary doctrines and public service rules, and would not be coarsed into engaging in acts of indiscipline or sabotage against the nation.”