The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brig Gen YD Ahmed has appealed for more security for members of the corps serving as electoral officers during the gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections tomorrow.
He made the plea today during his separate advocacy visits to the Bauchi State Director of the Department of State Services, DSS, Malam Hussein Bukani Abdullahi, Brigade Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade Bauchi, Brig Gen E. Egbe, Bauchi State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Amen Edo James and the Commissioner of Police, Aminu Alhassan.
In all the places visited, the Director General said NYSC members are neutral participants in the electoral process who decided to heed the clarion call of contributing their quota to national development, and therefore deserves maximum security from every stakeholder.
“I am appealing for maximum security for our corps members during and after the governorship and State House of Assembly elections, even [at] their Corps Lodges,” General Ahmed said.
The DG had earlier thanked the security agencies for their cordial relationship and assistance for the NYSC Bauchi State Secretariat, especially during the orientation course periods.
The Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade, Bauchi, Brig. Gen. Egbe said arrangements have been made to ensure that all corps members are fully protected from danger.
He lauded Gen. YD Ahmed for his visit and also for his five-point policy thrust which involves the security and welfare of Corps Members.
Also, the Bauchi State DSS Director, 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 similar vein, the Bauchi State Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Ameh Edo James reiterated the readiness of the corps to offer security to all NYSC 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 also assured of the Police Command’s preparation in ensuring the security of NYSC members in every location throughout the nooks and crannies of the state.