By Bushrah Yusuf-Badmus, Ilorin.
The Commissioner of Police in Kwara, Mr Paul Odama, has assured the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state of adequate protection of its facilities and personnel.
Odama gave the assurance when he paid an unscheduled visit to the state INEC Headquarters in Ilorin on Saturday.
The police commissioner and his team were received by Mr Yinusa Musa, INEC’s Head of Information Communication Technology (ICT).
The police boss said that his visit to the commission was to ascertain if the security arrangements in and around INEC’s facilities were watertight, in readiness for the tasks ahead.
Some of the equipment inspected by the commissioner include BVAS machines, computers and other election materials.
Odama, who commended the policemen and other security men on duty, also advised the officers to be alert at all times and be very sensitive to happenings around them.
He reiterated the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force toward providing a secured environment for a peaceful and hitch-free conduct of the coming elections in the state.
Odama was also accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Adekimi Ojo.