- NYSC and INEC have decided to use corps members as presiding officers in the coming general elections
- The two commissions said presiding officers will be chosen form 2018 batch A, B and C corps members
- All chosen corps members have been advised to be law abiding during the exercise
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have said that presiding officers for the forthcoming elections will be chosen from 2018 corps members of batch A, B and C.
NYSC director general, Suleiman Kazuare made this known on Tuesday, January 22 in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, The Guardian reports.
The director general commented on the importance of the elections and said it is the reason corps members have always been used as officers.
He also stressed the need for corps members officiating in the elections to be respect the law, main a high sense of order and boldness throughout the exercise. He asked the corps to refuse any kind of monetary enticements from politicians, party officials or anyone who offers such.
Kazuare assured the NYSC members of their safety, saying security agents will be available at all polling units as well as journalists and INEC officials for running of the exercise. He asked them to report cases of incidence to the closest security post.
He finally charged all participating corps members to desist from any kind of manipulations during the exercise.
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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the Plateau office of INEC said it would be recruiting 24,000 ad hoc workers to handle the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
The disclosure was made in Jos on Wednesday, January 9, by the resident electoral commissioner in the state, Malam Halilu Pai.
It was gathered that Pai said that a bulk of the workers would be serving NYSC members, while others would come from federal tertiary schools, ministries and departments.
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