By Sadiq Abubakar (MAIDUGURI) –
The Borno State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Alhaji Mohammed Adamu, says a total of 16000 NYSC corps members deployed to Borno State have been engaged by the commission as ad-hoc staff to conduct the 2023 general elections across the 27 LGAs of the state.
Alhaji Adamu stated this on Friday while addressing newsmen in office in Maidugiri.
He added that those engaged have already been trained and sensitized to properly act on the electoral laws in addition to the orientation given to them by the officials of NYSC Headquarters Abuja, who also arrived to briefed the corps members on their roles in the election and electoral offences.
He said: ”We have made it clear to them that wearing the NYSC uniform is not an immunity for any electoral offences and I think the message has gone down well with them.”
“We also plead with them to take their security first,” Adamu said.
The coordinator further appealed to communities where the corps members are deployed for the election to cooperate and support them towards a successful exercise.
“I also want to appeal to politicians to support the corps members who are non partisan and are there to carry out a national function towards ensuring a smooth election,” Adamu said.