A cross section of Nigerians and corps members have reacted to the announcement of automatic employment by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who distinguished themselves during the 2019 general election.
DAILY POST reports that INEC’s Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on Monday during the presentation of laptops and phones used by the European Election Observation Mission to 75 corps members promised that the commission will grant automatic employment to NYSC corp members who distinguished themselves during the 2019 general election.
Yakubu added that those who will participate in the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections scheduled for November will get the same reward.
The announcement has since stirred reactions from Nigerians on social media as some corps members called on INEC to pay up the money owed them during the 2019 election.
Here are some comments gathered from Twitter:
@Kehindetosin91 “Some corpers died and some were brutally wounded here in River state, yet they are yet to be paid for their work done. Now, how realistic is this employment thing.”
@Lakaas13 “Please some members of the NYSC are still yet to be paid. Please see that they get paid before leaving at the end of this month.”
@Bosscommodore “You people are still owing some corpers that risked their lives for the last general elections.I know at least two people.Very shameful to say the least.”
@Alexhot22 “Please our election allowances are yet to be paid. About fifteen of us. Here in Garaku, Kokona LGA. Nasarawa state. Thanks.”
@Ibraheempolmi “They want to reduce Atikus witnesses in court. The fear of Atiku is the beginning of wisdom.”
@Reubenevans “Na today una dey give fake employment, besides how many out of the Corp members will be given automatic employment, even during my service year in 2013 same lie.”
@Markchukwu “INEC Chairman is afraid of NYSC men not to expose him that the election was rigged.”
@Okohasamson ” It is a welcome development if they can stand with their words.”