President Muhammadu Buhari has charged security agencies that would be engaged with various support services in the 2023 general election to maintain a high sense of professionalism.

Buhari urged the agencies to handle the distribution and monitoring of classified materials and other logistics “professionally and in accordance with Standing Operation Procedures”.

Reiterating his earlier directive to security agencies to remain apolitical, the President said they must desist from behaviour that could bring disrepute to their organisations and the country “by compromising the democratic process”.

He said this while commissioning the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) newly acquired estate in Idu-Karmo, Abuja, on Wednesday.

On the newly acquired DIA Estate, President Buhari said the befitting accommodation would enhance productivity and coordination of activities of staff of the agency in view of the increasing number of personnel to face new challenges and responsibilities.

“The significance of today’s occasion can be better understood by making the connection between shelter and productivity. This underpins the administration’s vision for provision of shelter to improve performance as well as comfort for workers, families and communities.


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