NYSC vows to apprehend, prosecute unqualified corps members

THE National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned that it will not hesitate to hand over unqualified graduates who present themselves for national service to security agents.

NYSC director-general, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave the warning recently at the 2021 Batch ‘A’ pre-mobilisation workshop for stakeholders in Nasarawa State.

He said with the commencement of activities for the 2021 mobilisation, more qualified graduates will be mobilised for service.

While restating commitment of the management to enhancing the credibility of the mobilisation process, he said: “We will continue to apply fool-proof measures to ensure that only qualified graduates are enlisted for national service.

“Let me restate our warning that unqualified persons attempting to present themselves for mobilisation will be apprehended and handed over to law enforcement agents for prosecution.”

He said that apart from unveiling policy guidelines for the exercise, stakeholders at the workshop would review issues in past exercises with a view to addressing identified challenges, and evolving strategies for improvement.

According to him, the scheme is committed to tackling issues that tend to have adverse effects on the Mobilisation exercise, hence the theme, ‘Enhancing the NYSC mobilisation process in the face of contemporary challenges.”

“As you are all aware, academic and other socio-economic activities were slowed down by the COVID-19, especially in 2020.

“It will also be recalled that the NYSC management took the proactive step of suspending the 2020 Batch ‘A’ orientation course to avert the outbreak of the virus in our camps,” he said.

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