By Festus Ahon.
ASABA– Guv Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, the other day, informed National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members who might be hired as ad-hoc employees for the 2019 basic election to withstand excessive pressure by unethical political leaders to take part in sharp practices that might truncate the unity and peace of the nation.
Okowa, who spoke at NYSC Orientation Camp in Issele-Uku throughout the closing event of the 2018 Batch ‘B’ (Stream II) combined orientation course for corps members released to Delta, Bayelsa and Edo states, recommended corp members to prevent temptations that would jeopardize the result of the election.
Represented by his Commissioner for College, Mr Jude Sinebe, the guv stated Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, might require to engage the services of the Batch ‘B’ members for the conduct of the 2019 basic election.
Okowa stated: “I, for that reason, difficulty you to prepare your minds to carry out the workout with diligence and high sense of patriotic dedication to the nation. As umpires, prevent the temptation of doing those things that may threaten the smooth conduct of the elections and worst still, the unity and development of our nation.
” I guarantee you that federal government on its part will do whatever possible to ensure your security in the course of releasing your tasks as youths on nationwide service in your state of implementation.”.
Previously in his remark, Delta State Planner of NYSC, Mr. Benjamin Omotade, applauded the corps members for completely taking part in the workout.