The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned tertiary institutions to desist from the fraudulent mobilization of graduates for national service.
NYSC revealed that it had blacklisted some Corp producing Institutions guilty of mobilizing fake or unqualified graduates for service in the past three years.
Director-General of the NYSC, Maj – Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim disclosed this at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Batch ‘A’ stream I Pre-Mobilisation Workshop, in Abuja, with the theme: “Enhancing the Credibility of the Mobilisation Process through Effective Data Control.”
He said: “As you are all aware, data generated from the Corps Producing Institutions are the raw material processed for the Mobilisation exercise.
“This record is supposed to be pure and undiluted, but for selfish motives of some players along the production chain, we have continued to encounter challenges.
“Let me, however, assure the public that we are not letting down our guard as we have continued to evolve and enhance control measures, including those that are technology-driven. These efforts require the buy-in of other relevant stakeholders, including Students Affairs Officers (SAOS).
“Since coming on board in 2019, we have been having meetings with Corps Producing Institutions (CPIs), especially the Student Affairs Officers so that our mobilization process will not be compromised.
“We also introduced indemnity requiring the head of institutions to endorse whatever data is forwarded to the NYSC, so that; if there is an infraction, the Scheme can apply sanctions. That is what we have been doing. We have blacklisted institutions guilty of such infractions.”