Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, has encouraged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) participants who would be involved in the conduct of the 2023 general elections to refrain from being exploited to rig the results.
At the closing ceremony of the orientation programme held for 2022 Batch B (Stream 2) NYSC corps members sent to Kaduna State, El-Rufai made the announcement.
Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, the state’s acting governor, who attended the event in the governor’s place, exhorted the corps members to be good citizens because they had the future of the nation in their hands.
In his Words
“I am highly impressed that the youths constitute 71% of the 12 million fresh applicants for Permanent Voter’s Card in the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration exercise. We therefore expect more youth participation i the 2023 general elections and I hope this participation will be positive and constructive, as opposed to previous activities of disruption, violence and ballot box snatching and other illegal activities.
“The February 2023 general elections will be requiring services of the Corps members many of you will be engaged as Presiding Officers at the election. You must remember that you shall be representing the youths during that assignment.