The Nigerian Army (NA) has released hotlines for all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, to monitor and report any suspicious act or acts of violence by unscrupulous persons or group capable of disrupting the peaceful conduct of the 2023 general election.
This it said is to allow the NA effectively carry out its constitutional mandate of providing support to civil authorities and working in synergy with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to ensure protection of lives and property during the elections.
In a statement issued by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the hotlines are also to report the conduct of troops deployed to provide security during the election.
‘This is part of NA’s move to support the lead security agency, the NP for the successful conduct of free,fair and peaceful elections.
“It could be recalled that the NA had earlier produced and circulated Codes of Conduct and Rules of Engagement for Operation Safe Conduct to formations and Units to provide guidance and ensure that troops operate within the provisions of the codes and rules.
“Members of the general public are please enjoined to call the phone numbers below in their various states including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja to report any security breach during the elections”, the statement added.
See hotlines for all states below.
1. ABIA STATE 08031113129
2. ADAMAWA STATE 08022750987
3. AKWA-IBOM STATE 07034470916
4. ANAMBRA STATE 07035891185
5. BAUCHI STATE 08128063675
6. BAYELSA STATE 08033241005
7. BENUE STATE 08080754339
8. BORNO STATE 09099616160
9. CROSS RIVER STATE 08037084192
10. DELTA STATE 07035070797
11. EBONYI STATE 08158274048
12. EDO STATE 09066325953
13. EKITI STATE 08037851448
14. ENUGU STATE 090321022120 8023097458
15. GOMBE STATE 07063908779 08082557782
16. IMO STATE 07034907427
17. JIGAWA STATE 07017791414 08100144363
18. KADUNA STATE 07031544227 08028580978 08035242633
19. KANO STATE 08038432656
20. KASTINA STATE 08108854061
21. KEBBI STATE 09130213661
22. KOGI STATE 08033217964
23. KWARA STATE 09060001270
24. LAGOS STATE 08034025825 08023190487 09024409000 08033709434
25. NASSARAWA STATE 09051009404
26. NIGER STATE 07031346425
27. OGUN STATE 09116589494
28. ONDO STATE 08036130535
29. OSUN STATE 09019683922
30. OYO STATE 07047703000
31. PLATEAU STATE 08037116395 07031260622
32. RIVERS STATE 08064274222
33. SOKOTO STATE 07069084570 07052693532 08136913284
34. TARABA STATE 08136728969 08060902363
35. YOBE STATE 08061397656
36. ZAMFARA STATE 08140075541
37. FCT 09114913164 08186690471 08079153860 08034276240 08164304255 09159793968
Similarly, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has also dedicated its Consumer Toll-Free Number 622, to serve as 2023 Presidential Election Incident Hotline to enable voters and members of the public across Nigeria, to report any issues that may affect them, or others, during the elections on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
This step is to support the National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its patriotic commitment towards the conduct of hitch-free elections in Nigeria, according to a statement signed by the NCC Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta.
He said: “The Toll-Free Number 622 is the second level complaints centre through which consumers of telecommunications services are allowed to make calls directly to the Commission, to resolve issues concerning their telecommunications services which the service providers are unable to do.
“However, in consideration of the critical nature of this election, and to alleviate emergent issues that may arise at the voting centres, or any parts of Nigeria thereof, the Commission has considered it expedient to dedicate the Toll-Free Number 622 to accommodate all types of complaints on election day.
“This is with a view to resolving such issues by contacting and conveying such to relevant agencies, authorities, or organizations for timely resolution. The 622 Election Incident Monitoring Centre will be manned by top Management officials of the Nigerian Communications Commission”.
The NCC said that the hotline will be open to the public from 8.00am to 6.00 pm during the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The Commission urged the public to take advantage of the Election Incident Monitoring Centre Hotline, 622.