Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has pledged to collaborate with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in investigating unqualified graduates who were frequently mobilized for national service by some tertiary institutions.
The commission also commended the efforts of some corps members under the NYSC scheme in sensitizing Nigerians on the dangers of corruption through the Anti-corruption Community Development Service Groups.
This information was released in a statement by the NYSC Director for Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, in Abuja on Tuesday.
Adeyemi stated that EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, made the pledge when he was paid a courtesy visit by NYSC Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim at the EFCC Headquarters, Abuja.
Magu condemned the treacherous act in his statement “We condemn the activities of some unpatriotic elements who bring shame to the nation by their insatiable desire to make money at all costs, including the sale of certificates to unqualified graduates”.
Earlier, the NYSC DG had decried the disturbing rate of corruption in the country and he pledges that, under his leadership, staff and corps members would pursue the fight to get rid of the menace.
Ibrahim appealed to EFCC for support “in clearly monitoring the activities of some unscrupulous higher institutions that present unqualified graduates for national service mobilization”.
He further stated that “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 mobilization”.
He as well noted that the scheme under his leadership is currently investigating some of such so-called graduates, many of whom, he described, “cannot write or spell any word in English”.