2019 election: Sokoto state gets 5,500 corps members as ad-hoc staff

2019 election: Sokoto state gets 5,500 corps members as ad-hoc staff

- No fewer than 5,500 corps members will work as INEC ad-hoc staff in Sokoto state

- The Sokoto state coordinator of NYSC enjoined corps members to remain neutral in the discharge of their responsibilities

- Any corps member who violates the rules or flouts the rules of engagement will face the full wrath of the law

Philip Enaberue, the Sokoto state coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says about 5,500 corps members will serve as ad hoc staff in the Saturday, February 16, election in the state.

NAN reports that Enaberue made this disclosure in an interview on Friday, February 15, in Sokoto.

He said the director-deneral of the NYSC, Major General Suleiman Kazaure, had sent a delegation from the NYSC headquarters to interact with the corps members in readiness for any election challenges.

Enaberue reaffirmed the commitment of the NYSC management to continue to encourage the youth corps members to exhibit good conduct at all times.

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He quoted the director-general as advising corps members to resist the temptation to compromise the guidelines of the elections, by remaining neutral and apolitical in the course of discharging their duties.

Enaberue said the DG urged corps members, who are participating in the 2019 elections to ensure due diligence and transparency in their conduct.

According to him, any member, who violates the rules or flouts the rules of engagement will face the full wrath of the law. He warned that the image of the scheme must not be brought to disrepute in the course of this assignment.

Enaberue enjoined corps members to remain neutral in the discharge of their responsibilities.

He reassured the corps members of adequate security during the elections, as relevant stakeholders, including security operatives had planned to ensure smooth conduct of the exercise.

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The NYSC coordinator lauded INEC, security agencies and other stakeholders on their cordial working relationships with the NYSC and called for its sustainability.

Enaberue said the corps members had so far recorded tremendous achievements in the past election duties, which had earned NYSC a deserved recognition.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the director general of NYSC had warned corps members participating as INEC ad-hoc staff in the general election that they would be jailed if they broke any electoral law in the course of their assignment.

Kazaure gave the warning on Thursday, February 14, in Yola while addressing corps members trained to participate in the exercise.

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