The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, on Wednesday warned corps members to stay away from politicians and also be swift in protecting themselves during the general elections.
Kazaure, who was represented by a Director in the scheme, Hajiya Fadima Mohammed, gave the warning at a sensitisation workshop organised for corps members on Wednesday in Kano.
NAN reports him as saying the warning became necessary so that members of the corps would not be induced with money by the politicians.
The director-general charged them to be transparent and neutral before, during and after the elections.
He gave assurance that their welfare had been adequately factored into the welfare and security arrangement for administering the elections.
Kazaure further called on the corps members to take all the security tips they were taught seriously during the elections.
He stated that the general elections would serve as an opportunity to consolidate and improve on the successes earlier recorded in our democracy.
“You are expected to handle this National assignment with a high sense of patriotism, responsibility and integrity as the INEC ad-hoc staff,” he said.