Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has lamented that corps producing institutions in the country, include names of unqualified persons for the scheme.
The NYSC DG revealed this during the 2019 Batch ‘C’ Pre-mobilisation Workshop in Minna on Wednesday.
The workshop was themed: “Promoting Integrity in the NYSC Mobilisation Process, the Role of Stakeholders”.
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About 95 fake graduates from 60 Nigerian universities and 35 West African Universities were arrested in the last batch of corps members.
Ibrahim decried the presentation of fake academic credentials and the smuggling of unqualified persons into the mobilisation list.
He 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.
“This is very worrisome as it amount to betrayal of trust or gross negligence which will not be tolerated.”
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He said that the NYSC Act prescribes a four year jail term for presentation of fake credentials for mobilisation.
He added: “Very soon, we will mobilise prospective corps members. I want to appeal to persons with intention to present fake certificates not to show up.”