The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has reviewed the memorandum of understanding with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a more robust welfare package and enhanced security for corps members and NYSC officials during elections.
This was revealed by NYSC director-general, Major General Shuaibu during the signing of the reviewed MoU at the INEC Headquarters in Abuja, on Tuesday.
He said the involvement of corps members in the country’s electoral process has brought more credibility to the electoral process.
He promised that the Scheme would continue to sustain the relationship with INEC, adding that corps members are always willing to contribute their quota to the overall development of the country, especially in the enthronement of credible elections.
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“I want to urge INEC that we will continue to sustain the relationship. I can assure you that corps members are willing, patriotic and ready to put in their best in the service of the country”, he said.
The INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, in his remarks said Nigeria is fortunate to have a Scheme called NYSC, adding that the Scheme’s participation in previous elections in different states across the country was commendable.
“I cannot imagine the conduct of credible elections happening in Nigeria without the NYSC. Youth Corps Members are among the most educated, most committed, most patriotic and the most readily available election- duty staff in Nigeria”, INEC Chairman said.
Mahmood said the reviewed Memorandum of Understanding has identified eleven obligations on the part of INEC and ten obligations on the part of NYSC.