2011 Elections: FRSC Deploys 10,438 Staff, 938 Vehicles

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The FRSC on Tuesday in Abuja announced the deployment nation wide of 10,438 of its personnel and 938 patrol vehicles for the April elections.

Mr. Osita Chidoka, the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the FRSC, announced this at a meeting of top officials of the commission.

Those in attendance at the meeting included the 12 Zonal Commanders and 36 Sector Commanders.

Chidoka said the personnel would assist in providing security at the polling stations as well as in the movement of electoral materials.

He also said the men would enforce the restriction on movement of vehicles during the elections.

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“Accordingly, we have educated them on the dos and don’ts on the election day as provided for in Section 129 of the 2010 Electoral Act,” Chidoka said.

He said the officers would be issued special duty tags for easy identification and warned those “who do not have anything to do with election duties to stay away in their own interest.”

Chidoka said the FRSC, as a member of the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security, was conscious of its responsibility of supporting government to achieve peaceful elections.

Mr. Adedeji Shoyebi, an INEC National Commissioner, who represented the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, said INEC would abide by the law in delivering credible elections.

He also commended the FRSC for the good work it was doing.