The National Youth Service Corps on Wednesday warned corps members on election duty to desist from receiving snacks and drinks from unknown persons during elections.
Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, has warned corps members against electoral offences as 2019 general elections approach.
He also urged them to be guided by the spirit of nationalism and patriotism while serving in their primary assignments.
Kazaure made the call on Monday when he visited 2018 Batch C, Stream 1, Corp members in Wamakko orientation camp in Sokoto State.
Kazaure gave the warning on Saturday while addressing 2018 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 corps members at the Oyo State NYSC Orientation Camp in Iseyin.
Kazaure told newsmen in Akure at the opening ceremony of the Annual Management Conference, which coincided with the 45th anniversary of the NYSC.
Kazaure spoke during his working visit to the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Sagamu, Ogun, while interacting with the Batch ‘B’ Stream II corps members currently undergoing orientation.
The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, has advised corps members in Osun to remain neutral and apolitical while serving as ad hoc staff for the September 22 governorship election.
The National Youth Service Corps has directed Corps members to actively participate in the 2019 general elections and warned them against violating the Electoral Act.
Adenike Adeyemi, the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
Kazaure expressed his feeling on Saturday when he inspected the camp as part of his tour to ascertain the wellbeing of the 2018 Batch “A’’ corps members posted to the state.
The NYSC DG stated this on Monday while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after the swearing-in ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘A’ corps members at the NYSC orientation camp in Kusalla, Karaye Local Government Area of Kano state.