The Directorate of State Services, DSS has warned against unruly behaviours and non-adherence to protocols during the inauguration activities.
It would be recalled that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Transition Council, (PTC), on 18th May, held a World Press Conference, during which he announced the activities for the Presidential inauguration.
The major highlight of the activities is the swearing-in of the President on 29th May in Abuja.
On the same date, new governors will also be inaugurated in most of the states.
A Press Statement issued by Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer of the Department of State Services, National Headquarters.
Abuja said the Service is, however, aware of plans 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.
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The statement further said, based on these, citizens, the media and Civil 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, which may likely inflame division, tension and violence, before and after the exercises. This is more so that such undesirable acts will serve no purpose, other than destroy national unity and cohesion.
It said, additionally, all unauthorized (and unaccredited) persons are warned to stay away from restricted and certain designated areas at the event venues.
The Service reiterates its earlier call for the populace to remain calm and law-abiding.
Meanwhile, the service says, it will continue to sustain collaboration with sister agencies, to ensure successful inaugurations.
(Editor: Patrick Mark)