The leadership of both the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, and the Independent National Electoral Commission have assured National Youth Service Corps members who would be participating in the 2015 general elections of their safety during and after the elections.
Speaking with newsmen, The Director General of the NYSC scheme, Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi, said measures have been put in place to ensure the protection of lives of NYSC members before, during and after the electoral activities.
He also revealed that the NYSC was partnering with some Nigeria security agencies to see that the lives of all the corps members are protected and also to ensure that their welfare and logistics were adequately taken care of during the election.
INEC’s Resident Electoral Comminnisoner in Cross River State, Dr Okay Ezeanyi, while visiting the NYSC secretariat in the state, equally assured corps members that they would be secure. “It is the duty of INEC to provide adequate security for corps members, who will be used as ad hoc staff for the 2015 elections.”
While advising corps members to be of good conduct during the 2015 elections activities, Dr. Ezeanyi noted that they would be paid for their services.
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