The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has disclosed plans to review its registration process in its Orientation camps to checkmate attempts by unqualified persons to enroll for national service.
These, according to the scheme, include fake graduates appearing as Prospective Corps Members and persons who, having served previously or issued with an Exemption Certificate, attempt to present themselves again for National Service.
The NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Yushau Ahmed, made the disclosure while presenting his keynote address at the 2023 Batch ‘A’ Pre-Orientation Course in Abuja.
He said the registration process in the Camp must be reviewed and strengthened to checkmate the activities of these fraudulent elements.
He also expressed the scheme’s commitment to Corps Members security, stressing the need for state coordinators and other stakeholders to evaluate the security situations in all Camp locations.
He said there should be proper surveillance of the Camps and adjoining areas before and during the exercise.
He stated that the workshop is aimed at reviewing the conduct of the previous Orientation Courses with a view to strategizing for optimal performance.
Moreover, the next Orientation Course is coming at this time of our renewed focus on the security and general welfare of Corps members.
He said more than ever before, the Management is committed to deepening the impact of the Orientation Course on Corps members, especially to prepare them for nation-building.