The Director General of National Youths Service Corp (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has advised Corp members that would serve as electoral officers to abide by the electoral laws and represent the Scheme as good ambassador in the forthcoming Edo State Gubernatorial Election.
The DG made this known in Benin on Thursday while sensitizing the Corps Members on their roles as impartial umpires, and charged them to be patriotic, apolitical and maintain neutrality throughout the conduct of the election. According to him, “As Corps Members in National Service, you are expected to be neutral and apolitical. Adhere strictly to the electoral laws. Don’t do anything untoward that will tarnish the image of the NYSC Scheme. INEC Management holds you in high esteem because of your knowledge, patriotism and our records in previous elections”.
He revealed that Corps Members’ participation as ad-hoc staff in previous elections in the country attracted accolades to the NYSC within and outside the country which gave a lot of credibility to the exercises. Brigadier General Ibrahim also advised Corps Members to be security conscious and use only INEC accredited vehicles throughout the period of the election as part of security measures and asked them to obey all COVID-19 safety protocols as they discharge the national assignment.
General Ibrahim during the sensitization, appealed to the people of Edo State and security agencies to provide adequate security for the Corps Members before, during and after the election.