The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Maj. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, has commended corps members who took part as ad hoc staff for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Presidential and National Assembly elections throughout the country.
He saluted the corps members for the courage, high level of discipline, patriotism and neutrality they displayed in the conduct of the elections.
The service corps in a statement by its Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, urged the corps members to display the same qualities in the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections slated for March 9, 2019.
“Management joins the rest of the nation in saluting your courage, high level of discipline, patriotism and neutrality in the conduct of this historic national assignment. In particular, the resilience you all demonstrated in the face of the initial challenges encountered in matters of welfare in several states has heightened the nation’s confidence in you as an emerging generation of Nigeria leaders.
“While commending you once more, it is our ardent hope that you will go into the next phase of the electoral duties, i.e the Governorship and State Assembly elections on the 9th of March, 2019, with similar zeal, patriotism, and high sense of responsibility. We pray for God’s continued protection upon you as you prepare for the coming phase.
“The management further wishes to assure all corps members of our commitment to working with relevant stakeholders to promptly address all matters relating to your security and general welfare throughout and after this election season.
“We also use this medium to appeal to INEC and security agencies to continue to evolve strategies for the protection of all corps members throughout this election period and thereafter,” the statement reads.