UNRULY BEHAVIOURS AND NON-ADHERENCE TO PROTOCOLS ARE PROHIBITED-DSS

The Department of State Service (DSS) has warned the citizens, the media, and Civil,l Society Organisations against unruly behaviors and non-adherence to protocol during the swearing-in ceremony, admonishing strict compliance to security measures for seamless activities.
The Service Public Relations Officer, Dr.Peter Afunanya made this known in a statement today, 25th May 2023.
He said there are subversive elements targeted at disrupting the program to instigate fear and anxiety in the country.
While urging to shun fake news, false alarms, skewed reportage/narratives, and, sensationalism that may likely inflame division, tension, and violence before and after the exercises.
“It would be recalled that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Transition Council (PTC) on 18th May 2023 held a World Press Conference during which he announced activities for the Presidential inauguration. The major highlight of the activities is the swearing-in of the President on 29th May, 223 in Abuja. On the same date, new Governors will also be inaugurated in most of the States.
“The Service is, however, aware of plans by subversive elements to disrupt the program of the country.
“The aim is to undermine security agencies’ efforts at ensuring peaceful ceremonies as well as creating panic and fear among members of the public.
“Based on these, citizens, the media, and Civil,l Society Organisations are advised to adhere strictly to security and civil protocols during the events. They are also urged to shun fake news, false alarms, skewed reportage/narratives, and, sensationalism that may likely inflame division, tension, and violence before or after the exercises. This is more so that such undesirable acts will serve no purpose other than destroying national unity and cohesion.
“The Service reiterates its earlier call for the populace to remain calm and law law-abiding while, it will continue to sustain collaboration with sister agencies to ensure successful inaugurations.”
It further warned all authorized and  unaccredited) persons to stay away from restricted and certain designated areas at the event venues.

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