– INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu spoke about the welfare of corp members in the forthcoming election
– He declared that Corp Members that perform well will be given automatic jobs
Following the issues raised concerning the treatment melted to corp members before the election was postponed last week, where some of them were seen sleeping on the floor on the night to the election, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Act Commission INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu has made it known that he has spoken with the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps NYSC on how to improve the welfare of corp members.
Prof Mahmood Yakubu in his statement in Abuja today acknowledged that the youth corps members are among the most educated, reliable, patriotic, and readily available ad-hoc staff available to the commission, therefore the electoral body doesn’t joke with their wellbeing.
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“Arising from my interaction with DG NYSC yesterday, they are looking at how they can mobilise mattresses, used by the youth corps members in camp to places where the youth corps members are going to stay the night so that the layover before we open the polling units on Saturday can be more comfortable for them,” he added.
The INEC chairman however made it known that he is awaiting the Director General of the NYSC to submit the details to the commission, he added that, “ I want to assure you that anything that the commission can do to make the corps members comfortable, and all other staff, including their welfare and security, we will do.”
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu also vowed to provide automatic employment for corps members, who perform well during the election.
He said, “those who do exceptionally well during elections are accorded automatic employment by the commission. We would continue to improve on the welfare of corps members during elections and do whatever we can to protect them in the course of election duty.