As Nigeria prepare towards the 2023 General Elections, it is imperative that all hands must be on deck to ensure threats to national security is guarded against.
In view of this the The Department of State Services (DSS) has charged the Nigeria Media to promote peace and stability with their reportage ahead of the elections.
Speaking to newsmen at a media briefing,in Abuja, Director Public Relations of the Service, Peter Afunaya stressed the need for the media to be conscious of the security situation in the country, saying slanting to achieve ulterior motive is a temptation the media must resist.
Afunaya who described the media as pacesetters in information dissemination, urged the media to do all within their power to promote democracy and not heat up the polity.
According to the DSS spokesman, peace is a critical element required to keep Nigeria together, Afunaya therefore urged all Nigerians to shun acts of thuggery and violence that could jeopardize the integrity of the nation.
Afunaya appealed to Nigerians to support all security agencies with useful and timely information that would avert security threats and keep the nation secure.
He disclosed that the DSS is working in partnership with other security agencies to prevent crime against the internal security of the nation.
Afunaya assured of the service commitment to the discharge of it’s duty in order to restore the most desired peace and stability in Nigeria.
He encouraged Nigerians to report all suspicious movements and persons to the security agencies nearest to them.
To pass security information, the DSS Spokesperson enjoined citizens to call :08132222105, 09153391309, 090888373514 or send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
He also expressed readiness of the service to work with all legal and credible groups in Nigeria to achieve the feat.
As the 2023 General Elections approaches, the DSS seeks to ensure political players, stakeholders and the citizens as well as the media collaborate with the services to promote peaceful coexistence in the country.