NewsNigeriaPoliticsMarch 18 Polls: NYSC DG harps on safety of corps members

Brigadier General YD Ahmed, the Director General (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has harped on the safety of corps members who are to serve as electoral officers during the March 18, gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections.

Ahmed made the remark on Friday during his separate advocacy visits to the Bauchi State Director, Department of State Services (DSS), Malam Hussein Bukani Abdullahi, Brigade Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade Bauchi, Brigadier General E Egbe, Bauchi State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSDC), Amen Edo James and the Commissioner of Police, Aminu Alhassan in their offices.

The DG, in all the locations visited said that the corps members are neutral participants in the electoral process, who decided to heed the clarion call of contributing their quota to national development, but deserves maximum security from every stakeholder.

In the press statement signed by Eddy Megwa, Director, Press and Public Relations, the DG appealed for maximum security for the corps members during and after the governorship and state House of Assembly elections even up till their corps lodges.”

The DG thanked the security agencies for the cordial relationship and assistance for the NYSC Bauchi State Secretariat, especially during the orientation course periods.

The Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade, Bauchi, Brigadier General E Egbe said arrangements have been made to ensure that all corps members are fully protected from danger.

General Ahmed was lauded by Egbe for his visit and also for his five-point policy thrust which involves the security and welfare of corps members.

Also, the Bauchi State Director, DSS, Malam Hussein Bukani Abdullahi said there is a stronger synergy between all the security agencies in the state, adding that all hands are on deck to provide stronger security for all corps members in the state up till post-election period.

In a related development, the Bauchi State Commandant, NSCDC, Mr Ameh Edo James reiterated the readiness of the Corps to offer security to all corps members on election duties, who he described as part of the critical infrastructure and national assets of the Federal Government.

Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Aminu Alhassan assured of the command’s preparedness in ensuring the safety of corps members in every location throughout the nook and crannies of the state.

By Uzoamaka Ikezue (Staff Reporter)

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