The National Youths Service Corp NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has assured that Corps Members will be neutral in the discharge of their duties during October 10 Governorship election in Ondo State, while reiterated the need for them to abide by the provisions of the electoral laws. He gave the assurance at the Stakeholders’ Sensitization Meeting held preparatory to the election in Akure, the State capital on Monday, he said the widespread commendations that usually followed performances of the Corps Members in previous exercises such as voters registration and administration of elections had strengthened the Scheme’s resolve to continue to discharge its best for national service.
“We will remain unrelenting in encouraging our youths on National Service to perform election duties with high sense of responsibility. I have addressed Corps Members enlisted as ad hoc personnel and reiterated the need for them to abide by the provisions of the electoral laws while performing their election duties,” he said. The Director-General, however appealed to the people of the State, including traditional rulers, religious leaders and politicians to compliment the efforts of the security agencies towards ensuring peaceful conduct of the election.
“I urge you to help sensitize your followers on the need to protect our Corps Members from any form of violence or molestation before, during and after the election,” the DG added. He also informed the gathering that NYSC had made a novel contribution to voter education through the production of a movie, “The Return,” which disseminates message on non-violent conduct during election.