Metro NYSC Set To Review Pact With INEC

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The National Youth Service Corps will review the Memorandum of Understanding it signed with the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure better protection of corps members during elections.

The NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi, made the statement on Tuesday in Abuja when the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, paid a condolence visit to him over the death of Okonta Samuel, a corps member who was killed by gunmen during the Rivers State re-run elections on Saturday.

Olawumi said the NYSC had set up a panel of inquiry to investigate the killing.

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He added that the findings of the panel would determine the need for the review of the MoU between both organisations.

Olawumi pledged that the NYSC would do all it could to ensure that those who killed Samuel were caught and made to face the law.

He criticised the failure of the government and community leaders in the state to protect the deceased, who was killed in the same community where he was posted to serve.
 
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