Sani Abdulfatah, Public Relations Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Kaduna Office, has said that serving corps members who are interested in serving as ad-hoc staff would be posted across all the 23 local government areas, assuring there would be provision for adequate security during the exercise.
While reacting to the development, the Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state, Hajiya Walid Siddique, said for some time now, corps members have not been posted to Birni Gwari and Kajuru Local Government Areas due to security threats and will not do so now because of elections.
“You know we don’t have corps members serving in volatile areas in Kaduna state. Is it during election that we will take them there? No. We don’t want to endanger lives of our corps members.
“We are afraid of those volatile areas. Most of our corps members are not from Kaduna. What I’m saying in essence is they don’t know the terrain and when there is any unrest, they may decide to run and run into another problem,” she said.
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