The National Youth Service Corps has requested adequate security for the Corps Members that would participate as ad-hoc staff in the 2023 general elections.
The Chairman of the NYSC National Governing Board, Ambassador Fatima Balla Abubakar stated this during a courtesy visit to the Inspector General of Police, Mr Alkali Baba Usman at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
The Chairman, who commended the Nigerian Police Force for its numerous assistance to NYSC, also appealed for more Police protection at all its Orientation Camps and Corps Lodges across the country.
The Director of Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa made the disclosure in a press release.
He said the police have been able to keep Corps Members safe.
“You have always been giving us good officers to represent you on the NYSC National Governing Board. We also request for the deployment of more Police officers in our Orientation Camps”, Balla said.
The NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed in his remarks prayed for stronger collaboration between the two agencies.
The IGP lauded the contributions of the NYSC Scheme to national development since its inception almost fifty years ago.
The Police Chief reminiscensed on his memorable Youth Service days in 1985 at Igbo-Ora in old Oyo State, adding that the Scheme is a tool for national unity and integration.
“The NYSC is a very good Scheme and we will do everything possible to ensure that the Scheme succeeds.
We are going to provide adequate protection for the Corps Members that would participate as electoral officers during the 2023 general elections”, he said.
The IGP promised to improve the Force’s participation in the forthcoming general elections and also consider the NYSC National Governing Board Chairman’s request.