The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has announced that a total of 10,073 operatives will be on ground in Osun State for the governorship election.
Kelechi Madu, Deputy Commandant General of the corps made this disclosure while interacting with newsmen in Osogbo.
He said 5,500 of the personnel would be deployed to man polling booths with the police, adding that the others would be assigned to other security duties in relation to the election.
According to the Nation, The Deputy Commandant General assured that the corp members will do their best to ensure rancour free
Although some of the operatives had complained of poor remuneration ranging from N580 to N4,500 as against the N15,000 per personnel allegedly approved for them; Madu said all the personnel deployed for elector duty got thr allowances approved for them by the government.
He said: “What the government approved was what was paid to them. What if the government said it was not going to pay anything? Would they not do their jobs?”