Twenty-five prospective corps members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), who reported to various orientation camps across the country with fake certificates, have be caught by the scheme and handed over to the police for prosecution.
According to findings made available to schoolworld on Sunday, the number could still rise as the NYSC orientation camps had been directed by the Director General of the scheme to vet the certificates submitted by the prospective members, fish out the fake holders and hand them over to the police.
The NYSC Batch B, Stream II, Orientation exercise commenced last Tuesday and the swearing-in was done across the 36 states and the FCT, Abuja, on Thursday, after which the DG, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, started touring the camps for the usual inspection.
The prospective corps members, who were caught with fake school certificates, had come to for verification when they were allegedly discovered with the fake certificates.
However, the DG, who is on a tour of orientation camps across the country, has warned all corps members to also desist from offering bribes to change their postings, adding that “both the giver and the receiver of bribes are liable for prosecution.”
He made it known on Sunday at the Orientation Camp in Government Secondary School, Kastina State, where the Borno State corps members are having their exercise.