The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has again warned corps members against collecting gratification while on assignment, adding that anyone caught would be prosecuted.
Maj. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, the Director-General of NYSC, gave the warning yesterday in Abeokuta, Ogun state, during the final phase of his nationwide sensitization programme for corps members participating in the coming elections.
Represented by NYSC Assistant Director, Human Resources, Mrs. Franca Olaleye, the NYSC boss said that corps members must be diligent and upright in the course of their duty.
“You are expected to handle this critical assignment with high sense of patriotism, responsibility and integrity.
“Your participation in the election as presiding and assistant presiding officers creates a unique opportunity to demonstrate the leadership skills, life molding and best practice you have been imbued with.
“You must bring to bear the value of training you have received from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the NYSC.
“Therefore, as agents of democratic process, you are hereby charged to be transparent and neutral in your conduct before, during and after the elections.
“You must not collect any form of gratification from anybody. If you are caught, you will be apprehended and prosecuted,” the DG stated.