Preparatory to the inauguration of Nigeria’s 16th President, Bola Tinubu, holding on May 29, the Department of State Services, DSS, has called for the cooperation of all and sundry by adhering strictly to security and civil protocols during the events.
This is according to a Statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the Service, Peter Afunanya, in Abuja.
This comes as there are concerns of a possible plan by subversive elements to disrupt the programmes in parts 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.
“They are also urged to shun fake news, false alarms, skewed reportage/narratives and sensationalism that may likely inflame division, tension and violence prior to and after the exercises.
“This is more so that such undesirable acts will serve no purpose other than destroying national unity and cohesion. Additionally, all unauthorised (and unaccredited) persons are warned to stay away from restricted and certain designated areas at the event venues,” Afunanya added.
While assuring of a seamless inter security collaboration with other sister agencies towards a hitch free inauguration, the DSS expects the Nigerian populace not to indulge in acts that would be counter-productive.