The Department of State Services (DSS) said it is aware of plans by subversive elements to disrupt the programmes during the May 29 swearing-in of the President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and new governors in some parts of the country.
In a statement signed by Peter Afunanya, Public Relations Officer, the Service said the aim of these subversive elements, is to undermine security agencies’ efforts at ensuring peaceful ceremonies as well as creating panic and fear among members of the public.
Afunanya advised citizens, the media, and Civil Society Organisations to adhere strictly to security and civil protocols during the events and shun fake news, false alarms, skewed reportage/narratives, and sensationalism that may likely inflame division, tension, and violence prior to and after the exercises pointing out that such undesirable acts will serve no purpose other than destroying national unity and cohesion.
“Additionally, all unauthorised (and unaccredited) persons are warned to stay away from restricted and certain designated areas at the event venues,” Afunanya said.
The Service reiterates its earlier call for the populace to remain calm and law-abiding adding that it will continue to sustain collaboration with sister agencies to ensure successful inaugurations.