2019 elections: Beware of snack and drinks – NYSC tells members

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned corps members on election duty to desist from receiving snacks and drinks from unknown persons during elections.

NYSC Director-General, Maj.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, gave the warning while addressing the corps members in Gombe.
Kazaure, who was represented by Mr Zakaria Alphonso, Assistant Director, Mobilisation, NYSC, Abuja, said that such gifts could harm them.
“Because such items can be poisoned or flavoured with drugs that can induce sleep,” he said.
“Rather, you should go along with your lunch packs to your various polling units,” the NYSC chief advised.
He further told the corps members to display high-level of integrity, patriotism, and commitment to ensuring free, fair and credible elections.
Kazaure advised the corps members to ensure that their phones were charged, with enough airtime and they should appear in NYSC uniform, with their identity cards.
Reports have it that the corps members were also sensitized on security tips at the event. It could be recalled that Early this year, the corps members were also warned not to violate electorally laws.

Maj.- Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), said that any corps member that violate electoral laws during the forthcoming general elections would be prosecuted. NYSC To this end, Kazaure, warned corps members that would be on election duty against unnecessary ‘friendship’ with politicians in order to avoid any form of inducement. Kazaure, who addressed corps members in Enugu, on the sidelines of the forthcoming general elections, charged them to be good ambassadors of the scheme and their families. He said that security agencies had been mobilised to provide cover for the corps members and should not lose sight of security tips while on the field. He cautioned them against taking any form of inducement and friendship with the locals while at their duty posts. “Study your environment and be security conscious. When face with obvious danger, secure yourself first. “Do not enter vehicles belonging to politicians and strangers as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will provide all your needs,”he said.


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