By Abdulgafar Oladimeji, Kano.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) last Monday disclosed that about 108 suspected fake graduates were detected during the camping exercise in Kano.
Kano state NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Ladan Baba disclosed that 1,700 prospective Corps Members were deployed to the State, explaining that 1,592 were registered, adding “a good number of the remaining Corps Members were blocked online as a result of failure to defend their degrees as foreign trained, after physical verification of their results “.
Ladan while declaring closed the 2019 Batch ‘B’ stream II Orientation Course for Corps Members, held at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Kusalla, Karaye Local Government Area, disclosed that eight Members were denied registration due to the inconsistencies in their documents, lamenting that some of the suspected fake graduates could not express themselves.
He said “more worrisome 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.
The state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who was represented by the state Deputy Governor, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna assured that the state administration would continue to ensure the safety, and provision of adequate security and enhance the welfare of Corps Members.
Gawuna said “our Government will 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 wherever they may be posted.
“Kano State Government through its agencies is working fast for a new vista of opportunities in a quest to fulfill our campaign promises in the next level for sustainable development.”
” In addition, I encourage you to imbibe the values of leadership, courage and resourcefulness throughout the Service year. I also urge you to identify viable projects that are of felt need to your hosts and mobilize the community to realize the lofty ideals of the Programme for their benefits ” he said.
The state government directed all Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Local Government Areas and Private organisations to warmly accept the Corps Members and aid them to settle down to discharge their obligatory National Service.