Tension As NYSC apprehends 95 fake graduates

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has raised alarm over the presentation of fake certificate and establishing of unqualified persons amidst the mobilisation list.

Acocording to report, Among the last set of corps members, 95 fake graduates, 60 from Nigerian universities and 35 from West African universities were acessible in the scheme, until they were apprehended.

NYSC dirctor general, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim said this on Wednesday, during the 2019 Batch ‘C’ Pre-mobilisation Workshop in Minna.

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The workshop’s theme: “Promoting Integrity in the NYSC Mobilisation Process, the Role of Stakeholders”.

Ibrahim said: “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.

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“This is very worrisome as it amount to betrayal of trust or gross negligence which will not be tolerated,” he said.

He further claimed that the NYSC act contains a four year jail term for illegaly presenting a fake credentials for mobilisation.

“Very soon, we will mobilise prospective corps members. I want to appeal to persons with intention to present fake certificates not to show up,” he added.

Mrs Victoria Ango, Deputy Director, Corps Mobilisation, commended the management of NYSC for its relentless move to tackle the scourge of fraudulent enrollment of unknown trained graduates.

Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger advised participants to come up with ideas that would improve efficiency and credible mobilisation undertaking.

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

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