The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, while speaking at the daily briefing in Abuja on Wednesday has promised automatic employment for corps members who do well on election duty.
The INEC chairman said the commission will definitely reward excellence in the conduct of this year’s elections.
Yakubu said he has spoken to the director general of the National Youth Service Commission (NYSC) on how to improve the wellbeing of the corps members.
“The youth corps members are among the most educated, most reliable, most patriotic, and most readily available ad-hoc staff we have so we don’t joke with the wellbeing of corps members,” Yakubu said.
“Arising from my interaction with DG NYSC yesterday, they are looking at how they can mobilise mattresses, used by the youth corps members in camp to places where the youth corps members are going to stay the night so that the layover before we open the polling units on Saturday can be more comfortable for them.
“I am waiting for the DG NYSC to submit the details to the commission, but I want to assure you that anything that the commission can do to make the corps members comfortable, and all other staff, including their welfare and security, we will do.
“Those who do exceptionally well during elections are accorded automatic employment by the commission. We would continue to improve on the welfare of corps members during elections and do whatever we can to protect them in the course of election duty.”