Ondo Election: INEC Begins Recruitment Of NYSC Members As Ad-hoc Staff

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced recruitment of additional National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), members as ad hoc staff for Ondo State governorship election.

The decision was taken after NYSC authorities recently told the Commission that they were presently in a position to mobilize more corps members for the Ondo State governorship election.

This is coming barely a month to the election which is scheduled to hold on 10th October, 2020.

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The commission disclosed this in a statement issued by Mr Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, after its meeting in Abuja.

Okoye said that as a result of the disruption of normal processes in the electoral process occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, INEC could not get the full complement of the NYSC members required as ad hoc staff for the election.

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“Consequently, the Commission had to broaden its net to recruit the required ad hoc staff from tertiary institutions.

“However, the NYSC authorities recently told the Commission that they were presently in a position to mobilize more corps members for the Ondo State governorship election.

“Meanwhile, the portal for the recruitment of ad hoc staff for the said election had closed since Aug. 21,” the statement read in part.

He added that after due consideration and to restore the corps members to their role in the electoral process, INEC has decided to allow the recruitment of these additional NYSC members only.

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“A special link to the registration form has, therefore, been provided to NYSC authorities to be used for this purpose,” Okoye added.

The commission also appreciates the commitment of NYSC leadership in sustaining the patriotic and crucial roles being played by corps members in the conduct of elections.

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