NYSC DG Warns Corps Members Against Electoral Malpractice

 NYSC DG Warns Corps Members Against Electoral Malpractice

ENUGU—DIRECTOR General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Major General Suleiman Kazaure has warned Corps members who will take part in this years election aganist engaging in electoral malpractice of any sort stating that defaulting corps members will be prosecuted. NYSC Maj. Gen Kazaure who was addressing Enugu State corps members at the Enugu East LGA Secretariat, Saturday, warned corps members against collecting gifts from politicians who become unnecessarily friendly to them in order to induce them. ADVERTISING Elections: NYSC, security agencies assure corps members of safety “Study your environment and be security conscious. When faced with obvious danger, secure

yourself first. “Do not enter vehicles belonging to politicians and strangers as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will provide all your needs. “The participation of corps members in the election as ad hoc staff is not by compulsion, but a voluntary service to their fatherland,” he said. He advised all corps members on election duty to appear in their uniforms with their identity cards stating that such will help for easy identification. Speaking at the event, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mr Emeka Ononamadu, said that corps members participating in the election would have insurance cover. Ononamadu said that adequate

logistics that covered incentives and vehicles for easy movement to areas of deployment had been put in place. I will spearhead Electoral Finance Reform Law in Senate – Mimiko He said that 2,958 Presiding Officers would be sourced from the NYSC in the state, with additional 1,188 Electoral Officers from other Federal Government agencies in the state. “It is a rare privilege to have all the presiding officers from the NYSC,’ Ononamadu said. Highlights of the visit of Maj. Gen. Kazaure to Enugu state was the inauguration of a new office block at the NYSC secretariat completed by the Coordinator in the state, Alhaji Ahmed Ikaka.

Ayomide Oyewole

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