Investigate procurement of fake academic certificates in Kano–NYSC tells Ganduje

The Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kano state, Ladan Baba has urged Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to probe the illegal procurement of fake academic certificates by unscrupulous persons in Kano state.
Baba, who made the request on Monday while closing the 2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream II Orientation Course, lamented that many corp members were blacklisted after being caught with fake and questionable academic documents.
The coordinator said out of the 1,700 corp members deployed to the state, 1,592 were registered, while the remaining 108 were de-registered after they failed to defend their
degrees.

”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,” he said.

Baba revealed that eight members were also refused registration due to incomplete and inconsistent documents as most of them could no longer express themselves.

“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. This will require urgent action by the Government and good people of Kano in collaboration with the dogged security agencies in the State to checkmate this ugly trend that will affect us negatively,” he added.

In his remarks, Ganduje represented by his deputy Nasiru Gawuna promised to ensure adequate security for the corp members in the state.

“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,” he said.

“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, Ganduje disclosed.

On the orientation course, the Governor expressed confidence that the experiences acquired by the corps members would be shared to improve the living conditions of their host communities for hopeful life in health care service delivery, agriculture, education, immunization and safety campaign.

He added “The orientation training must have tested your physical strength, your endurance and discipline. It has also exposed you to opportunities of learning new skills and trades that would certainly make ways for you on new adventures for self-reliance.”

Dr. Ganduje, however, implored the corps members to interact and understand the culture of their host communities and other aspects of their life, which according to him, would be used to uphold peace, unity and development in Kano State and Nigeria at large.

“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 need to your hosts and mobilize the community to realize the lofty ideals of the Programme for their benefits ” he said.

The governor further directed all government ministries, departments and agencies, local government areas and even private organisations to warmly accept the corps members and assist them to settle down for the effective discharge of national service.

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