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Nigeria Election Security Summit
With less than a month to Africa’s biggest election, a record-breaking 84 million Nigerian electorates would have another opportunity to vote in the presidential, gubernatorial and legislative elections in a democratic dispensation that remains uninterrupted since 1999 but embroiled in the risk of violence particularly in some states where the stakes are high or others where conflicts fester.
Election security is critical to ensure community confidence in the system and guaranteeing a free and fair election. Unfortunately, Nigeria’s last three elections have been quite deadly with over 100 Nigerians killed before and after the 2015 polls – and those were considerably peaceful compared to the previous two elections of 2007 and 2011.
In February 2019, Nigerians in their millions from 774 local government areas will visit 120,000 polling stations across the length and breadth of the nation to cast their votes for over 50 presidential candidates and others standing at different capacity for election.
With Nigeria election security snapshot, it is critical that election security is viewed from a strategic viewpoint and practical solutions put forward by different stakeholders with a stake in the Nigeria Project.
NIGERIA ELECTION SECURITY SUMMIT 2019 is a bespoke event with a strategic objective to address the election insecurity challenges in Nigeria using seasoned analyst both from within and outside Nigeria.
Some of the confirmed speakers include:
Don Okereke - Security Analyst/Consultant, prolific writer/blogger with over 20 years combined Military (Air Force), Private Security and Political Risk Advisor distilled from Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
Tanwa Ashiru – Exemplary United States Air Force veteran, intelligence analyst and founder of Bulwark Intelligence. With educational and practical work experience that spans private, public and voluntary sector; skill-set acquired of Afghanistan and involvement in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in Southwest Asia, Middle East and Africa. She also worked in the Department of Defence (DoD), and the U.S National Security Agency (NSA).
Col Hassan Stan-Labo (Rtd) - President / CEO of Hakes Group; a renowned security consultant and Nigeria Military Analyst with immense experience of Nigeria security infrastructure and internal security issues.
Florence Kayemba – Harvard trained Human Security Specialist with vast experience in project management specific subject matter from Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism; Counter Terrorism; Mass Atrocity Prevention; Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR). Exemplary journalist with strategic security knowledge of Africa security mapping.
More seasoned speakers involved….
The event is organised by Africa Security Forum (UK), ASF (Nigeria Chapter) in partnership with other strategic organisation including BATEM Partnership LLP and Africa Counter Terrorism and Security Academy.
The FREE event is scheduled to hold:
Date – Saturday 9th February 2019
Time – 8am to 5pm
Location - Lagos Travel Inn, 39-41 Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Important Notice –
Though it is a FREE event, admission is restricted to only participants who register on Eventbrite. No one would gain entry without their Eventbrite ticket and acceptable identification matching the name on the ticket