The Zamfara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has reiterated that its personnel will maintain a high level of professionalism to protect the lives and properties of the people.
This was disclosed by the Commandant, Mohammad Bello Muazu, who also assured that the personnel of the Corps in Zamfara State Command will remain disciplined and neutral during the period of electioneering as a build-up towards the 2023 elections.
Commandant Muazu who affirmatively posited that officers and men of the Corps are professionally groomed to ensure the protection of lives and properties, critical infrastructure and national assets made the remarks when the state officials of the National Human Rights Commission Zamfara State chapter paid him a courtesy visit in the State Command Gusau.
The State NSCDC boss opined that the Corps being a stakeholder in election matters will do all it can to ensure a smooth 2023 electioneering period.
He reaffirmed that the confidence built in the Corps by the general public over the years will be maintained, sustained and strengthened.
Commandant Muazu told the Human Rights group that NSCDC is poised to close ranks with other sister agencies to forestall any sorts of insecurity that could hamper the participation of electorates in the exercise of their civic obligations as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The commandant also said the Corps under his watch will act in line with the visions and missions of Dr, Audi Ahmed Abubakar which are to reposition, rejuvenate, restructure, and revigorate the Corps in line with international best practices.
Commandant Muazu agreed to collaborate and synergize with the Human Rights Commission in Zamfara State to effectively sanitize the electoral processes in line with the extant laws of the Federation.
Meanwhile, the State Coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission in Zamfara State, Abdullahi Abubakar, eulogized the Corps especially, Commandant Muazu for the partnership and collaboration enjoyed with the Corps so far.
The State Coordinator said the pedigree of Commandant Muazu has showcased his level of professionalism and leadership prowess.
He appealed to the Corps for more synergy and understanding in handling electoral matters.
Mr Abdullahi Abubakar said the essence of the visit to the Corps was to revigorate the understanding and partnership that hitherto existed between the Corps and the NHRC, especially as the electioneering activities which are build-ups to the 2023 General Elections, draw closer.