– Daniel Oluwatobi, an ex-youth corps member who lost his sight has been employed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
– Oluwatobi lost his sight while serving as an INEC ad hoc staff in Yobe state for the 2011 elections
– The INEC boss had promised to employ Oluwatobi when he visited the NYSC headquarters
Daniel Oluwatobi, an ex-youth corps member who lost his sight while serving as an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ad hoc staff for the 2011 elections has been employed by the commission.
Oluwatobi who served in Yobe state, was said to have lost his sight while on election duty during the 2011 general elections.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC chairman, who led a team of national commissioners, secretaries and directors to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) headquarters for the presentation ceremony, praised corps members for their patriotism, dedication and commitment to election duties.
Yakubu recalled that he promised to employ Oluwatobi when he visited the NYSC headquarters to condole with the Director-General, Brig. Gen Sule Kazaure on the death of Samuel Okonta, a youth corps member.
He said: “Today, we are fulfilling that promise. Oluwatobi has requested to be posted to Ogun State, and to Ogun State he has been posted.”
The INEC chairman urged NYSC to continue “to assist the commission with corps members especially during the forthcoming elections in Kogi, Ondo, Rivers and Edo states.”
Kazaure in his response thanked the INEC boss for the gesture, stressing the need for a review of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between INEC and NYSC, in the areas of security, transportation, allowances and insurance cover for corp members.
Oluwatobi thanked both INEC and the NYSC for showing concern about his plight.