NYSC Members With Disabilities Will Serve As Presiding Officers — INEC


The Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has announced that National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members with disabilities would serve as Presiding Officers in the coming 2023 election.

At the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) headquarters in Abuja on a courtesy visit, Prof. Yakubu made it known in a delegation comprising National Commissioners, Directors, and the technical team that INEC is not a biased employer, so everyone, irrespective of circumstances like a physical challenge the opportunity to participate in conducting election activities when necessary.

He further said, for the first time, in Osun State, corps members who had physical disabilities were used as ad-hoc staff for the governorship election.

Security agencies, political parties, and the communities were put in charge of their safety, and they (corps members) discharged their duties appropriately.

The INEC Chairman also applauded the management of the NYSC for its constant support over the years. He said INEC would continue to work within the structure of the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

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