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NYSC Warns Corps Members Ahead Of 2023 Election


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has confirmed that over 200,000 corps members would serve as ad-hoc staff at the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Ahead of the polls, the NYSC warned the corps members to refrain from accepting bribes while carrying out their duties as temporary election workers.

The director general of the NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Yusha’u Ahmed gave this warning on Tuesday while speaking to reporters at the launch of a distress call centre (DCC) for corps members who will work as ad hoc workers.

The director general warned that corrupt corps members would be dealt with.

However, he assured them that the elections will be safe for the corps members.

On the distress centre, the NYSC director-general explained that the distress centre will notify security professionals of any threat.

He stated that the centre was established to improve the security and protection of corps members and provided an emergency number, which is 6972, for corps members to call when under threat.

When the centre receives a call from a corps member, Ahmed added, the NYSC will find out the caller’s problem and whereabouts and notify security personnel.

He said: “Those participating in this election have been trained, guidelines are given, and they are informed and willing to give their best.

“I met with security agencies. Every hand is on deck to make sure corps members are safe.

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“NYSC has sensitized corps members on their security and maintaining ethics of the election.”