- The National Youth Service Corps has warned corps members on election duty not accept snacks and drinks from unknown persons
- The NYSC DG, Major General Suleiman Kazaure, warned that such items can be poisoned or flavoured with drugs
- Kazaure advised the corps members to go along with their lunch packs to their various polling units
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Wednesday, February 13, warned corps members on election duty to desist from receiving snacks and drinks from unknown persons during elections.
Major General Suleiman Kazaure, NYSC director-general, gave the warning while addressing the corps members in Gombe, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Kazaure, who was represented by Zakaria Alphonso, assistant director of mobilisation, NYSC, Abuja, said that such gifts could harm them.
“Because such items can be poisoned or flavoured with drugs that can induce sleep,” he said.
He advised the corps members to make personal feeding plans and water and make sure they do not overfeed.
“Rather, you should go along with your lunch packs to your various polling units,” the NYSC chief advised.
The DG told the corps members to display high-level of integrity, patriotism and commitment to ensuring free, fair and credible elections.
Kazaure advised the corps members to ensure that their phones were charged, with enough airtime and they should appear in NYSC uniform, with their identity cards.
NAN reports that the corps members were also sensitised on security tips at the event.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the NYSC in Osun warned politicians and their supporters against intimidation, harassment and attack of corps members deployed as INEC ad-hoc staff, during the general elections in the state.
Emmanuel Attah, the state coordinator of NYSC, gave this warning during an interview with NAN in Osogbo on Wednesday, February 13.
According to Attah, NYSC frowns at any form of violence and will not tolerate any act of intimidation, harassment and attack of any corps member before, during or after the elections.
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