The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Maj. Gen. Suleman Kazaure, on Tuesday told corps members serving in Oyo State to be security conscious during the forthcoming general elections.
Kazaure also warned them to avoid any form of malpractices during the elections.
He spoke while addressing corps members in Ibadan during his advocacy and sensitisation visit to Oyo State on Tuesday.
The NYSC boss warned that any corps member caught engaging in any form of malpractices during the elections would be prosecuted.
He also warned them not to accept gifts from politicians.
He said, “In case there is any problem, protect yourself first. Report to the nearest police station; security operatives will be deployed during the exercise.
“Note that participation (in the election) is not compulsory for you.
“Never drag anything with anybody. You may decide not to participate because it is optional.
“Any corps member that violates the law, having been warned, will be prosecuted.”
The Chairman of Ibadan South-East Local Government, Abimbola Omiyale, promised that the government would do its best to ensure adequate security for the corps members.
On behalf of the corps members, Mr Ajiboye Okoye, assured the DG and the NYSC management that they would not compromise in any way.
“We have taken a resolution today to abide by the law, guidelines of INEC and be good ambassadors of the scheme,” he said.