Eight alleged fake corps members uncovered in NYSC camp in Kano
KANO State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) Alhaji Ladan Baba, said eight corps members were refused registration, over an allegation of fake certificates, saying most of them could not express themselves nor defend the certificates.
This is just as state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, directed all government ministries, departments and agencies, local government areas and even private organisations not to reject corps members posted to them for their one year service.
However, the Coordinator, urged the Federal government, to as a matter of fact find ways of addressing rampant cases of fake certificates, adding that it is highly inimical to education development in the country.
The coordinator, who disclosed this on Monday at the closing ceremony for the 2019 Batch “B” stream 11, held at the permanent orientation camp, Kusala dam, Karaye, Kano, disclosed that out of 1,700 prospective corps members deployed to Kano state, 1592 were registered.
He further disclosed that a good number of them were blocked online as a result of failure to defend their degrees as foreign-trained , after physical verification of their results.
His words ” more worisome is the fact that some of them do not undergo any academic pursuits, but obtained certificates through illegal means with allegations that some did so in Kano and environs”
“This will undoubtedly required urgent action by the government and good people of Kano in collaboration with the dogged security agencies in the state to checkmate this ugly trend that will affect us negatively, “Alhaji Baba said.
He, however, called on corps members to focus on ways they could contribute positively to nations building and do awsy with the desperation of acquired fake certificates noting that there is no short cut to education.
However, the state Governor. Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who spoke through state deputy governor, Dr. Yusuf Gawuna at the occasion said the government would continue to ensure adequate security in the state and live up to our statutory responsibilities to NYSC, through enhanced welfare provision, safety, and security of corps members whenever they may be posted.
Governor Ganduje then urged corps members to identify viable projects that are of the fe