The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has promised members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, who distinguished themselves during the 2019 general election automatic employment.
INEC says those who will participate in the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections scheduled for November will get the same reward.
INEC’s Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, spoke Monday in Abuja during the presentation of laptops and phones used by the European Election Observation Mission to 75 corps members who were selected by a panel of NYSC and EU delegation.
“Those who do exceptionally well during elections are accorded automatic employment by the commission. We would continue to improve on the welfare of corps members during elections and do whatever we can to protect them in the course of election duty.”
He added that the commission has been working with the security agencies to provide protection even at the corper’s lodges across the nation.
He said in the past, these lodges were raided when the corps members were not around, and stole their personal effects.
“The youth corps members are among the most educated, most reliable, most patriotic, and most readily available ad-hoc staff we have so we don’t joke with the wellbeing of corps members,” Yakubu said.
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