- The Independent National Electoral Commission, ahead of the election, has given update on the NYSC adhoc staff allowance
- INEC boss, Mahmood Yakubu, at a third briefing ahead of election, said NYSC members working as adhoc staff would be entitled to 30,500 each
- Yakubu also disclosed that necessary arrangements have been made for the security and welfare of the participating NYSC members
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, February 21, said members of the National Youths Service Corps, used as ad-hoc staff for the presidential and NASS election, would be entitled to N30,500 each.
Briefing stakeholders on the preparation of the commission for the general election coming on Saturday, February 23, the INEC boss, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, expressed sadness over the welfare of the NYSC members as regards the earlier poll shift.
Yakubu, however, disclosed that necessary arrangements have been made to provide adequate welfare and security for the corp members.
The commission's boss also promised that INEC will provide other allowances for the participating NYSC members.
He said: ''For deployment on election duty, they are entitled to transport, feeding and an honorarium of N9, 000 and N4, 000 making it N13, 000 each.
''For the presidential election, N17, 500 is expected to be paid separately to each member. Since no training will be conducted for the second election, he said that each corps member will receive N13, 000, making a total of N30, 500.
''That is the standard allowance for corps members.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, at a press conference on Thursday, February 21, noted that the 72.7m of PVCs collected represents 86.3% of the over 84m registered voters in the country.
The electoral commission stated that a total number of 11.2m PVCs remained uncollected, which implied that 11.2m Nigerian who did not collect their cards would not be able to vote in the 2019 general elections.
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