ECONOMIC and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officials have announced that they have begun working with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to fish out unqualified graduates currently joining the scheme.
Of late, unqualified graduates have been found to be joining the NYSC scheme and it is believed that that they are purchasing university certificates to do this. Acting EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu, said it had received a request from the NYSC to check the activities of unpatriotic Nigerians who sell their certificates to unqualified graduates to be able to undergo the youth service.
Stating this in Abuja when he received the NYSC director-general, Brigadier Shuaibu Ibrahim, in his office, Mr Magu, stated that the EFCC would act on the matter. He added that the commission would support the NYSC in its move to combat the fraudulent mobilisation of unqualified graduates for national service.
Mr Magu, said: “We condemn the activities of unpatriotic elements who bring shame to the nation by their insatiable desire to make money at all costs, including the sale of certificates to unqualified graduates.”
Brigadier Ibrahim appealed to the EFCC for support in closely monitoring the activities of unscrupulous higher institutions which present unqualified graduates for mobilisation for national service.
He added: “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.”