Security Agencies converge to review training manuals and resources for election security ahead of the 2023 elections.
Representatives from various security agencies across the country has converged in Abuja to review security training manuals and resources in line with the 2022 Guidelines and Regulations for the Conduct of Elections and the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCESS),report on Election Security.
The workshop which was organised by The Electoral Institute(TEI) in line with guideline for the conduct of elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC was aimed at validating documents that will assist security Agencies to ensure professionalism,and secured environment for free ,fair,credible and inclusive elections.
Chairman of the Board of the Electoral Institute, Prof Abdullahi Zuru,in his address at the training said INEC will leave nothing to chance in ensuring that security is provided for security personnel as well as election materials intensively and extensively a head of the 2023 elections.
In his goodwill massage the Country Director of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems,IFES, Mr Serah Jah noted the challenges posed by security threat in electioneering process,emphasising the need for adequate training of security personnel on their roles during election.
Fielding questions from Journalists ,the Director General of the Electoral Institute, Dr Sa'ad Umar Idris , statad that workshop will the interrogate all documents that will assist security agents in securing the country during elections.
The four documents that were validated, including; the Electoral Security Personnel (ESP) Training Manual, the Electoral Security Personnel (ESP) Training Facilitators Guide,the Electoral Security (ESP) Handbook and the Basic Security in Election Duty (BaSED) Handbook.
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