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INEC Gives Disabled Ex- Corper Automatic Employment

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Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC
gives automatic employment to an ex-corps
member involved in a road accident while on
election duty.

The Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) has offered automatic
employment to an Ex-Corps member Daniel
Oluwatobi, who served in Yobe State and lost
his sight as a result of his involvement in a
road accident while on election duty during
the 2011 general elections.

During the presentation of the employment
letter to Mr. Oluwatobi at a brief ceremony
held at the NYSC Directorate Headquarters
Abuja, the INCE Chairman, Professor
Mahmood Yakubu thanked the NYSC for the
cordial relationship between the two
organisations since the signing of the MOU
between them in 2010.

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The INEC Chairman appreciated the
contributions of Corps members towards
entrenching a credible electoral process in the
country, noting that they were the most
committed as far as INEC duties were
concerned.

Professor Mahmood used the occasion to
solicit the support of the NYSC during the
forthcoming supplementary elections in
Rivers, Kogi and Anambra States as well as
this year’s governorship elections in Edo and
Ondo States.

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In his remarks, the NYSC Director-General
Brigadier General Suleman Kazaure thanked
the INEC Chairman for the visit. He also
thanked INEC for the kind gesture of offering
automatic employment to Mr. Oluwatobi.
The Director-General pointed out that there
was the need to review the MOU between the
two organizations.

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He particularly emphasized the need to
enhance measures towards the safety of
Corps members during elections as well as the
review of the allowance given to them and
the insurance cover.

Speaking later in an interview, the Ex-Corps
member Daniel Oluwatobi thanked both INEC
and INEC for showing concern about his
plight noting that with their intervention, he
was now a happy person.




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