Group partners NYSC on voter education, gender-based violence



A nongovernmental organisation, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), has sought for partnership with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to promote all inclusive citizenship participation in the country’s electoral process through voter education.

It also said there is the need for continuous voter education that would educate and support the marginalised Nigerians, especially during elections.

The Country Representative for Westminster Foundation for Democracy, Mr Adebowale  Olorunmola stated this Monday when he led members of the group on a courtesy visit to the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim in his office in Abuja.

He commended the participation of NYSC scheme in previous elections in the country which he said has added credibility to the country’s electoral process.

“We want to partner with the NYSC because it has widespread representation at the grassroots,” he said. 

Adebowale, who lamented the increasing rate of gender-based violence among the female stated further that the foundation through its campaign has reached over twenty million viewers across the globe.

He said the foundation received entries from Osun and Imo states including FCT out of which FCT emerged the winner of Westminster Foundation for Democracy Award against gender-based violence through corps member, Gabriel Ajibola Damola, FC/19A/2892.

While presenting the corps member to the Director-General, Mr Adebowale called for support to intensify the campaign against gender-based violence in the country.

In his response, the Director-General Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim who also condemned gender-based violence said corps members are full of talents and there was the need for every stakeholder to harness their potentials for societal development.

In his response, the Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim who also condemned gender-based violence said Corps Members are full of talents and there was the need for every stakeholder to harness their potentials for societal development.

He commended the achievements of the Voter Education CDS Group through its effective sensitization of the electorates. The DG  promised that Corps Members would always be available for elections duties.

Ibrahim urged Corps Members to leave positive lasting legacies in their place primary assignments and host communities.

“Put in your best because the world is watching you and there is reward for everything. I assure you that the sky would be your limit”, he said.

The NYSC boss also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the increment in the monthly allowance for Corps Members.

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