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Protect yourselves during Bayelsa, Kogi polls, NYSC tells corps members

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The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has warned corps members to protect themselves adequately in the forthcoming governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States.

The NYSC director-general gave the warning in statement signed on Saturday by the corps Director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, while addressing corps members during a sensitization forum in Yenagoa, Bayelsa.

“Run for your dear lives in case of any emergency and don’t endanger your safety,” he said.

He warned them to be courteous when dealing with the electorate and when provoked and ensure that they get their phones fully charged with enough call credit during the election.

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Ibrahim also warned the corps members to be neutral and non-partisan because the scheme would not tolerate them violating the Electoral Act.

The NYSC chief’s warning came days after he urged residents of Bayelsa to provide maximum security for corps members during the November 16 gubernatorial election in the state.

The NYSC spokesperson who read the statement on behalf of the DG said as national assets, corps members deserve maximum protection from all Nigerians.

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