The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Thursday said it would deploy 4, 000 corps members for election duties in Saturday’s governorship poll in Kogi.
Director-General of the corps, Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawunmi, disclosed this at Kabba, Kogi, during a sensitisation and awareness programme for NYSC members in the state.
He said that the corps members would serve as presiding officers and assistant presiding officers during the election.
Olawunmi, who commended NYSC members for their performance in the last general elections, urged those that would participate in the Saturday exercise to be diligent and transparent.
He assured the corps members that adequate measures had been put in place for their safety during the exercise.
“No corps member will go out during this election and will not come back safe; we are working with all the security agencies to ensure your safety,’’ he said.
The director-general pointed out that involvement of corps members in the 2011 general elections enhanced the credibility of that exercise.
He expressed optimism that the corps members would improve on performances of their colleagues in previous exercises ‘’to boost the success of the governorship poll’’.
He, however, warned that NYSC would not condone a situation where politicians would molest corps members in the course of discharging their responsibility during and after the poll.
Source: The Nation