Obinna Amaobi, Abuja
THE National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to support the scheme to combat fraudulent mobilisation of unqualified graduates for national service.
The organization said it needs the support of the anti-graft agency to closely monitor the activities of unscrupulous higher institutions that present unqualified graduates for mobilisation for service.
NYSC’s Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, raised the concern during a visit to the Acting EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
In a statement by the NYSC’s Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, the NYSC chief decried the increasing rate of corruption in all spheres of life in the country.
Ibrahim noted that under his watch, workers and corps members would pursue the fight to get rid of the monster with greater zeal.
The NYSC chief explained that the war against corruption required the support of all and sundry by joining forces with all agencies of government to eradicate the deadly menace.
“Mr. Chairman, it is very unfortunate that some institutions of higher learning, particularly in Cotonou, Benin Republic, present to us people who didn’t go to the four walls of the university as graduates for mobilisation.
“Currently, we are investigating some of such so-called graduates, many of whom cannot write or spell any word in English,” Ibrahim said.
Magu pledged to assist the agency to checkmate the activities of unpatriotic persons who bring shame to the nation by their insatiable desire to make money at all cost, including the sale of academic qualifications to unqualified graduates.
He hailed corps members for educating Nigerians on the dangers of corruption through the anti-corruption Community Development Service groups of the scheme