By our correspondent in Taraba
The leadership of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have charged Corps members presently serving in Taraba state to desist from engaging in partisan political activities.
The state coordinator, Florence Yaakugh, who gave the directive at the weekend in Jalingo, the state capital during sensitization to Corps members with regards to their participation in the forthcoming general election, said Corps members must not be seen in political gathering stating that ” Corps members must not attend political rallies.”
Stressing the determination of the leadership of the NYSC to bring to book any default Corps members, she beckoned at them not use any form of social media to ” to promote or criticize any political party candidate ” adding that the “NYSC band CDS groups is prohibited to be invited to be invited to perform at any political gathering or events that could be perceived by the public as partisan. ”
The coordinator who was of the opinion that Corps members must continue to remain ” neutral ” he drummed that the entire members irrespective of the areas they are. Posted to ” must use their uniforms when on election duty. ”
Also tenaciously holding that Corps members are not permitted to post for photography with politicians or political party candidates, she admonished them to always endeavour to make use of the telephone numbers of security agencies doled out to them in time of distress.
She urged them to eschew acts capable of halting them not to complete their service year, hence the need to tread all legitimate path to be ambassadors to their schools, States and the country at large.
Some of the Corps members who described the sensitization as an eye opener reiterated to execute the election assignments which they viewed as a national assignment with diligent vowing not to take side or allowing themselves to be used by overzealous politicians .