Security agencies have been ordered by the Federal Government to monitor and profile key political actors ahead of the 2023 general elections, the National Security Adviser, NSA, Babagana Monguno, said on Friday.

According to him, the Federal Government was concerned about the growing uncertainty heralding the conduct of party primaries for 2023 elections.

The NSA stated this at a meeting of the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security in Abuja organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

During the event, INEC expressed concern over the security situation in the country and its impact on the electoral process.

The chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, however said despite the general security situation in the country, the commission was confident that with nine months to the 2023 general elections, there was enough time to respond to the security challenges.