The Presidential Election in Nigeria is a significant event that can impact businesses of all sizes. On the day of the election, that is February 25, 2023, there may be disruptions to normal business operations due to increased security measures. As a business owner, it’s essential to take steps to ensure the safety of your employees, customers, and property. Here are some tips on what to do to keep your business safe on the day of the Presidential Election.
1. Review Your Security Measures
Review your security measures to ensure that they are up to date and effective. This may include installing additional security cameras to see whatever is happening around your property if you have a physical store or office.
2. Keep a Low Profile
On the day of the election, it’s essential to keep a low profile. Avoid making any public statements or displaying any political affiliations in the premises of your business that could attract unwanted attention. This includes refraining from sticking anything on the walls of the store or office that could be associated with a particular political party.
3. Be Prepared for Disruptions
The day of the election may bring disruptions to normal business operations. Plan ahead for potential disruptions, such as road closures and make any necessary adjustments to your business operations. Consider implementing a remote work policy to manage any potential disruptions.
4. Monitor the Situation
Monitor the situation throughout the day and stay informed about any developments that could impact your business. Have a plan in place to respond to any emergencies.
As the elections approach, arm yourselves with these Police Emergency Numbers (Lagos State only):
Also remember that 767 and 112 are fully functional.
Be law abiding and stay safe.
— SP Benjamin Hundeyin (@BenHundeyin) February 22, 2023
To sum up, it is crucial for business owners to take appropriate measures to safeguard their employees, customers, and assets on the day of the Presidential Election in Nigeria. By keeping the lines of communication open with employees, reviewing and updating security measures, avoiding political affiliations, preparing for potential disruptions, and remaining vigilant throughout the day, businesses can minimize risks and ensure the safety of all involved. Remember, safety should always come first, especially during a period of heightened uncertainty like a Presidential Election.