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INEC trains 5000 Corps members for election duties



AS preparations for the fourth coming general election in the country gear up, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Cross River State has concluded on intensive three days training of corps members to prepare them for the advance duties.

The training which ended last Thursday, saw about 5,000 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), posted to the state participating fully.

According to the INEC Administrative Secretary, Irene Ngozi Oghuma, the training was organized to equip the corps members with all the necessary information and tips that will help them to effectively discharge their duties as Presiding Officers (PO’S) and Assistant Presiding Officers as (APO’S) during the election.

Earlier, in the sensitization programme organized by the NYSC, Cross River State across the NYSC zonal headquarters in the state, the state NYSC coordinator, Adegoke Adewale, encouraged the corps members to take their security seriously and be conscious of their environment.

Adewale stressed the need for them to remain free, fair and firm and take heed to all electoral laws throughout the polls to avoid any form of electoral malpractice, which is capable of exposing them in bad light.

In another development, the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Abasi Otu has described the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) scheme as one of the institution in the country that has fostered national unity and integration.

The royal father made the remark recently during a courtesy call to his palace by the Cross River State NYSC Coordinator, Mr Adegoke Adewale accompanied by the state NYSC management staff and some corps members.



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