2019 Elections: Ogun State corpers still owed by INEC
Over seven months after the general elections, some National Youth Service Corps members in Ogun State have cried out for their entitlements from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The corp members who acted as Adhoc electoral officers during the last Presidential and Gubernatorial polls, voiced their concerns over the non-payment of their stipends by the electoral body.
The NYSC Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs Florence Takum admitted that the delayed payment of some corps members and disclosed on-going discussion with INEC.
“The office is aware and is assisting them; it has assisted a lot of them and still assisting them,” Takum was quoted as saying by The Punch.
“I don’t have the details, but the little I know is that we have compiled their names severally for the purpose of payment. We have collated the complaints and we are addressing them with INEC.”
Meanwhile, INEC’s Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs Adenike Tadese, also confirmed the debt saying issues resulted from incorrect inputs from the corp members as regards bank details.
“The problem we are having is that some of them wrote wrong account numbers. We have posted their money into their accounts, but the account numbers are not correct. And definitely, we will go to the banks for refund and then repost it,” Tadese said.
“When we asked some of them to give us their account numbers, they gave us their phone numbers. So, those are the problems we are facing. We are on top of the situation. We are trying to sort things out. In no distance time, they will get their money.”