The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has assured Nigerians that the Army will provide conducive and secure environment for the conduct of the 2023 general elections.
Yahaya gave the assurance at the closing of the Chief of Army Staff First Quarter Conference 2022 on Thursday in Abuja.
He urged army personnel to remain professional and glaringly apolitical as they carry out their constitutional duties of maintaining peace and security in aid of civil authority across the country.
He also charged them to continue to uphold human right principles in the conduct of operations in tandem with the constitution and rules of engagement.
“This is particularly important as the activities outlined in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) calendar gathers steam.
“In line with our constitutional responsibilities, we will continue to provide conducive and secured environment for the conduct of the general elections through Operation Safe Conduct in aid to civil authority,” he said.