The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, has cautioned corps members’ against bribery ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Kazaure gave the warning on Wednesday while visiting corps members at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Suru Local Government Area, Darkingari, Kebbi State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the DG was represented by Mrs Victoria Ango, a Deputy Director in the Evaluation Department, NYSC headquarters, Abuja.
“I urge you to please avoid bribing and fraud during the 2019 general elections. You are not covered by any immunity; anybody caught violating electoral acts is going to face the full wrath of the law.
“Your life is very important to us; you are the future leaders, so do not lose your life for politicians,” he said.
The DG lauded the improved collaboration between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and NYSC since 2008.
The collaboration, he said, had assisted in the successful execution of elections across the country, just as the Election Security Committee had ensured the safety of corps members.
The DG explained that corps members would be sensitised on the right morals while discharging their duties.
He added that the scheme had set up a security committee in charge of the mechanisms to monitor the corps members.
“INEC will also train corps members on how to discharge their electoral duties during the polls,” he said.
Kazaure also urged corps members to respect the social and cultural beliefs of the community they would be discharging their primary assignments.
He reiterated the importance of the skill acquisition training in becoming self-reliant citizens of the country.
NAN reports that the State Coordinator, Mr Usman Bards, commended corps members for complying with camp rules and regulations.