Election: NYSC tells members to resist bribe

NATIONAL Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned corps members serving as ad hoc workers at the elections to avoid financial inducement from politicians.

Director General, Brig.-Gen. Yusha’u Ahmed, warned that compromised corps members would be dealt with.


Addressing reporters at unveiling of a distress call centre (DCC) for corps members who will work as ad hoc workers, he assured them of adequate security during the elections.

The director general said the distress centre would alert security authorities of danger.

He gave the emergency number as 6972, explaining the centre was meant to enhance security and safety of corps members.


Ahmed said once the centre gets a call from a corps member, they will get the issue and location of the caller and alert security agents.

The NYSC chief advised corps members to conduct themselves properly.

He said: “Those participating in this election have been trained, guidelines 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.

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

He said over 200,000 corps members would serve as ad hoc workers at Saturday’s poll.

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