The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged corps members participating in the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Enugu State to remain calm as their safety had been guaranteed.

The Director of Corps Mobilisation, Mr Anthony Ani, made the call in Enugu on Saturday in an interview with the newsmen while reacting to the car bomb blast in the state capital.

Ani said that security agents had beefed up security in and around the state to forestall further incidents. “I am urging corps members in the state to be calm and careful as security agents have assured us of your safety. “Do not be discouraged. We are monitoring the situation and everything is on course. I am impressed with the performance of corps members in the election.’’

Ani, who is in Enugu to monitor the elections, expressed satisfaction with the peaceful conduct in the state in spite of the bomb blast. The director, however, decried poor performance of the card readers and urged INEC to improve on it.