The National Youth Service Corps Monday said it has apprehended ten fake corps members who attempted to register with fake certificates during registration in its orientation camps in Kebbi, Katsina and Taraba states.
In a statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, the NYSC said the fake corps members would be handed over to law enforcement agents for prosecution.
It said three of the corps members who were apprehended in Taraba camp claimed to have graduated from Istop University, Cotonou in Benin Republic.
It listed the corps members apprehended in Taraba camp to include, Nasiru Yau from Mass Communication department, Sheu Muktar – Computer Science and Iliyasu Usman from Sociology department.
The NYSC said it discovered that none of the “fake graduates” could neither write nor say anything logical about their certificates or courses of study.
It also said its Verification Officers detected two persons in Katsina state orientation camp during registration.
The scheme identified the fake corps members as: Offor Blessing Chinelo KT/19B/3696 Call-Up-No, NYSC/ISU/2019/280122, with BSc result in Insurance and Actuarial Science, Mezenwa Ngozi Chidinma KT/19B/3836 with Call-Up-No NYSC/ISU/2019/259331 with a degree result in Education/English Language while the six suspected victim from the same camp is still under thorough screening.
It noted that the two fake graduates who claimed to have graduated from Imo State University have been handed over to the police for further investigation.
“In Kebbi State Orientation Camp, Dakingari, four persons were also discovered to have come to camp with fake documents from lmo State University.
“They are; Nwachukwu Chimaobi Curtis KB/19B/3046, Ononuju Amarachi Nwamaka KB/19B/3147, Francis Joseph Arinze KB/19B/3135 and Chigozie Evidence Chijioke KB/19B/ 3231,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the NYSC, Brig Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, while addressing corps members at Sokoto State orientation camp in Wamakko, urged them to abide by the oath of allegiance to the country which they swore to.
He counseled them to embrace Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development of the NYSC scheme to empower themselves.
“Use the social Media positively, be decent and respect your dignity as graduates. Don’t get involved in fraud, prostitution and any form of cybercrime.
“Don’t endanger your safety. Your movement outside the state must be approved by the State Coordinator and do not go outside your place of abode to worship.
“Your parents are looking up to you to take care of them in their old age and we don’t want to lose any of you. Please let your colleagues know your movement,” the statement quoted the DG to have said.
It would be recalled that the NYSC Management had earlier issued stern warning that unqualified graduates would not be allowed to participate in National Service, adding that anyone caught with fake documents in its Orientation Camps would be handed over to security agencies for prosecution.