President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday assured Elites Corps of Nigeria, an association of Elites Community Initiative of support in the discharge of its activities towards providing security services in the country.
The assurance was given by the president-elect, when he received in audience, executive council members of the corps at the APC Presidential Council Campaign Office in Abuja led by its National Commandant, Mr. Opara Bernard.
General Buhari who was represented by M.B. Shehu, the Deputy Director in charge of coordination and implementation in the APC Campaign office, said General Buhari was ready to work with any organisation that is willing and ready to contribute to the growth, security and well being of the nation. He assured the delegation of maximum support in its quest to have its activities legalised by presenting a bill to the National Assembly to that effect.
Earlier in his speech, the National Commandant of the Corps, Mr. Opara congratulated the President-elect on his success at the polls and pleaded with him to ensure the presentation and passage by the National Assembly of Elite Corps Bill presently under works.
The Commandant also requested for government’s approval of the introduction of electronic information security network – a community initiative to be used by government as the agency/machinery to carry out electronic information security network crusade in the communities.
Other requests the organisation made include: Using the Elite Corps as security agency that will protect those rescued from terrorists, kidnappers and armed robbers; granting them permission to provide security coverage of all federal government agencies, educational and health institutions; appointment of members into government position; financial and political empowerment; allowing them to supervise community awareness on HIV/AIDS as well as provision of office accommodation and logistical support including vehicles to the members of the corps amongst others.

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