The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General YD Ahmed, has warned Corps Members to avoid financial and material inducements that may put them in trouble during the forthcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Ahmed gave the warning while addressing the Corps Members during a sensitization in Abuja, which also held concurrently in all States of the federation.
The DG, who urged them to be part of history as good ambassadors of their institutions, families and NYSC also assured them of adequate security and improved welfare package.
Ahmed further implored the Corps Members to abide by the electoral laws, adding that they are not immuned against prosecution for electoral offences.
“Never accept to board any vehicle that is not provided by INEC. You must be neutral and be just in whatever assignment given to you.
You must be in your NYSC uniform with identification cards. Remember that you are not in immunned against any wrong doing.
Ensure that you don’t move alone in order not to endanger yourself, maintain personal security and use the NYSC Distress Call number in case of any emergency”, the DG said.
Ahmed also advised the Corps Members to avoid political arguments, granting press interviews but be diligent in their election duties.
He added that Corps Members’ involvement in previous elections and other national assignments have attracted tremendous commendation for the Scheme.
In his remarks, the Director, Corps Welfare and Health Services, Mr Ayodele Omotade commended the Corps Members for their enthusiasm and readiness for the elections.