#CorpersReachOut2019- NYSC, Stranded Corp Members And INECFebruary 16, 2019
The Corp members who were enlisted to serve as ad hoc officers during the election that was scheduled to hold today, February 16th reveal the dismal and neglected positions they were left in. Most of them went down to the polling units where they were supposed to serve yesterday, Friday February 15th and dicovered that there was no provision for accomodation or feeding for them.
They took to sleeping under the sky, inside buses, with no security whatsoever and nothing to eat or drink.
The pictures have surfaced online and Nigerians are outraged at this utter neglect of human lives under the guise of ‘serving the country’. Some Nigerians on social media have started reaching out to corp members in communities around them to provide them at least shelter and food.
Twitter is of course agog with the bitter sentiments of this oversight and it is directed towards the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for failing our youths once again.
@Osi_Suave wrote,’The NYSC should stop allowing corp members to be used as adhoc staff if there is zero provision for their welfare and accomodation really.
@victoria_oy wrote,’So this is the rubbish NYSC is putting us through this night,no provision for beds,dinner or even security… Just so elections can go on tomorrow. This country is fucked up. Some of you will still vote for the same rubbish even after all the suffering we are presently enduring.
@DrOlufunmilayo wrote,’These are NYSC members having to sleep on grass and bare floor just to help with their country’s national elections. Why do we treat people so inhumanly? Why do we make everything so difficult for each other? What if a snake bites these people? This is a real national disgrace
@TosinOlugbenga wrote,’I expect NYSC to condemn this nonsense and do better in the future by engaging INEC about the welfare of the corpers. Be assure provisions were made for accommodation and their feeding. Same happened to us in 2011 when I was a corper,no food we slept in the cold open space
@Sir_BiolaPr wrote,’–INEC how dare You wait this long to announce -INEC how dare You leave thousands of corpers uncatered for -NYSC How dare You see this madness and ignore since [email protected] @nysc_ngThese guys don’t value Us…..#NigeriaDecides2019