Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has called for the protection of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)
that would be deployed as adhoc staff during the September 19 Governorship election in Edo.
Oba Ewuare II made the call on Thursday when the Director-General, NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim paid him a courtesy in his palace in Benin.
The call for the protection of members of the NYSC was as a result of the violence its consequence worries that have heralded the poll.
The Oba said he would join force with Ibrahim to ensure full protection of corps members who will be participating in the September 19 governorship election.
Oba Ewuare explained that the concept of the NYSC to foster national unity and understanding must be upheld, stressing that the palace authority is doing everything within its powers to ensure safety of corps members in the state before, during and after the election.
He said, “There is need for the Corps members to be protected because of the desperate attitude of some politicians.
“Desperate aspiration of politicians is not worth the blood of any corps member, they must be corps protected from any attack.”
Corroborating the monarch call for Corps memebrs protection, the NYSC boss said corps members are not partisans but only to discharge their patriotic duties to their fatherland.
Ibrahim also revealed that the NYSC is closely working with the presidential task force on covid -19 ahead of the nation wide orientation camps opening for fresh Corps members in order to ensure pandemic free exercise.