The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has pledged to support the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in combating fraudulent mobilisation of unqualified graduates for national service.
According to findings by campusbiz, the anti-graft agency also commended the NYSC members for educating Nigerians on the dangers of corruption through the anti-corruption Community Development Service Groups.
The NYSC Director, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, announced the anti-graft’s pledge in a statement at a Press and Public Relations event which was held in Abuja on Tuesday.
She made it known that the EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, made the pledge when NYSC Director-General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, paid him a courtesy visit in his office recently at the EFCC Headauarters, Abuja.
According to Adeyemi, the EFCC boss condemned activities of unpatriotic Nigerians who brought shame to the country through their desperate quest for wealth, including sale of academic qualifications to unqualified graduates.
Ealier, the NYSC boss had decried corruption in the country, adding that under his leadership, staff and corps members would pursue the fight to get rid of the menace.
“It is unfortunate that some institutions of higher learning, particularly in Cotonou, Benin Republic present to us people who didn’t go to the four walls of the university as graduates for NYSC mobilisation.
“We are presently investigating some of such so-called graduates, many of whom cannot write or spell any word in English,” Ibrahim stated.
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