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2019 Election: Security of Corps Members Remains Top Priority – NYSC

 NYSC Members. Photo: Leadership Newspaper
NYSC Members. Photo: Leadership Newspaper

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), according to reports, had said that the security and welfare of corps members that will participate in the 2019 general elections remains its top priority and no compromise on it.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that, Mr. Kehinde Aremu, Coordinator of the scheme in Anambra state said this in an interview with press men in Awka on Tuesday.

According to the coordinator, NYSC in the state has at least, ten thousand corps members who would be available to work as Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ad hoc staff during the elections.

Aremu said Nursing mothers and Pregnant women would not be allowed to participate as poll officers (PO) due to their peculiar state of condition.

326 corps members has been approved to work with INEC for the distribution of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to electorate in 326 electoral wards in the state.

“Anambra has about 13,200 corps members and about 10,000 will be available for the election exercise. For NYSC as a scheme, we shall not compromise the safety of our children, so we are having stakeholders’ engagement to ensure their security is guaranteed,” he stated.

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