The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Suleiman Kazaure, has warned corps members to avoid electoral malpractices as they would be participating in the forthcoming general elections as adhoc staff.
In a statement signed by NYSC’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, stated that the DG gave this warning at Okada while addressing 1,989 Corps Members deployed to Edo State for the 2018 Batch “B” service year.
Mr Kazaure, a brigadier-general, said: “NYSC Management has put necessary machineries in place to ensure the safety of all Corps Members throughout the service year.”
He added that any Corps Member that violates the electoral laws would be dealt with accordingly, as the scheme is committed to ensuring free, fair and credible elections.
The DG advised the Corps Members to avoid lone and night movements but rather be security conscious at all times.
He specifically urged the female Corps Members to avoid provocative dresses which could put them at loggerheads with the cultural values of their host communities.
Mr Kazaure pointed out outstanding Corps Members that put succour in their host communities would be rewarded at the end of the service year”.
Earlier, Edo State Coordinator, Adebayo Ojo said the Corps Members had exhibited high sense of discipline since the commencement of the camp.
While requesting for the provision of 110 KVA Mikano power generating set, the coordinator disclosed that the transformer that regulates power to the camp had broken down before the commencement of the Orientation Course.
“There is no power supply from the national grid and it is our hope that the next Orientation will be held in the new camp,” Mr Ojo said.