National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has said it will not condone anyone found with fake certificates.
The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, raised the alarm over the increase in the number of Nigerians involved in fraudulent foreign degree certificates, he decried the level of harm such certificates could do to the socio-economic life of the country if the holders were inadvertently employed.
Speaking at the 2020 Batch A pre-mobilisation workshop held in Asaba, Delta State, Ibrahim said the Corps has been able to apprehend many who present themselves for mobilisation with fake certificates.
He urged parents to ensure that their wards, who studied overseas, apply for the compulsory the national service.
It will be recalled that some of the Nigerian political office holders have been enmeshed in different certificate forgery cases. One prominent one is that of the former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun who was forced to resign her appointment as the nation’s treasury superintendent of fake NYSC certificate.