Shuaibu Ibrahim, director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has kicked against some unnamed universities in Cotonou, Benin Republic, which according to him, present unqualified persons for mobilisation.


In a statement issued on Tuesday by Adenike Adeyemi, NYSC director, press and public relations, Ibrahim said the scheme has commenced investigations into the activities of such universities.

“It is unfortunate that some institutions of higher learning, particularly in Cotonou, Benin Republic, present to us people who didn’t go through the four walls of the university as graduates for NYSC mobilization,” he said.

“We are presently investigating some of such so-called graduates, many of whom cannot write or spell any word in English.”


The statement added that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has promised to work with the scheme in combating fraudulent mobilisation of unqualified graduates for national service.

Adeyemi said Ibrahim Magu, the EFCC acting chairman, made the pledge when he paid him a courtesy visit in his office recently at EFCC headquarters, Abuja.

She added that Magu condemned the activities of unpatriotic Nigerians who brought shame to the country through their desperate quest for wealth, including sale of academic qualifications to unqualified graduates.


The acting chairman of the anti-graft agency then promised to collaborate with the NYSC to checkmate illegal activities of such individuals.

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