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NYSC nabs 95 fake graduates



IN ITS effort to fish out impostors who throng orientation camps across Nigeria for mobilisation, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has nabbed about 95 prospective corps members who do not possess valid requisite academic credentials.


The fake graduates who were reportedly from one of the Nigerian universities and others coming home from some West African universities were caught while attempting to smuggle their names into mobilisation list in many orientation camps, during the last batch of corps members.


Director-General of NYSC, Brig-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, disclosed this yesterday at a chat with newsmen during the on-going 2019 Batch ‘C’ Pre-mobilisation Workshop under the theme Role of Stakeholders in Promoting Integrity in NYSC Mobilisation Process in Minna, Niger State.


According to him, NYSC will leave no stone unturned to flush out unqualified people from the corps.  “It had been discovered that names of unqualified persons are included in the Senate/Academic Board approved list uploaded on the NYSC registration portal by some corps producing institutions. This is very worrisome as it amounts to a betrayal of trust or gross negligence which will not be tolerated,” he said.


He noted that the NYSC acts prescribed a four years jail term for the presentation of fake credentials for mobilisation. “Very soon, we will mobilise prospective corps members. I want to appeal to persons with the intention to present fake certificates not to show up,” he added.


Earlier, Mrs Victoria Ango, Deputy Director, Corps Mobilisation, commended the management of NYSC for its approach to tackle the scourge of fraudulent enrollment of foreign-trained graduates. In his address, Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger advised participants to come up with ideas that would enhance efficiency and credible mobilisation process.

Bello, who was represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Ahmed Ketso, commended the role of NYSC in promoting national unity and pledged the state government’s continuous support to it.


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