Corps security: NYSC Strengthens partnership with NCDSC

…will continue to prosecute fake graduates

By Ezeocha Nzeh

The National Youth Service Corps has again restated that it would not bow to pressure to compromise its mobilisation process as the scheme will continue to prosecute fake graduates who pose for the National Youth Service Corps orientations.

It said anyone caught with fake certificates during registration would be prosecuted as enshrined in the NYSC Act.

The Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim disclosed this, Wednesday, when he hosted the Registrar/CEO of Health Records Officials Registration Board of Nigeria, Alhaji Babagana Mustapha who paid a courtesy visit to him in his office in Abuja.

He said NYSC would not relent to do the needful in line with the NYSC Act.

“I want to assure you that we will move our collaboration to the next level and will continue to post graduates of Health Information Management to medical facilities”, he said.

Speaking earlier, the Registrar of the Board, Alhaji Babagana Mustapha who described the NYSC as one of the critical stakeholders of the Board expressed gratitude to General Shauibu Ibrahim for his support to the Board since assuming duty as the NYSC helmsman.

He commended the DG for preventing unqualified persons from being mobilised by the Scheme for service, even as he expressed gratitude to the Corps in respect of having graduates of Health Information Management licensed before mobilisation for service in order to forestall quackery and posting of unqualified persons to health institutions.

Meanwhile, the NYSC has said it would strengthen its existing synergy with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in ensuring maximum security for Corps Lodges and NYSC Farms across the country.

It stated that in deepening the partnership, security would be provided for NYSC farmhouses, alongside other ventures of the Scheme.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu lbrahim stated this Wednesday, when he received the Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi who paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja.

Ibrahim who said all stakeholders must rally round Corps Members, described them as critical national assets that must be protected. 

He disclosed that the Scheme has partnered relevant agencies, as well as transport unions, in addition to sensitising Corps Members on the need to take their safety more seriously and also avoid night journeys. 

He revealed that Corps Members have been advised to break their journey if it is going beyond six in the evening and pass the night at the nearest police station, Nigeria Security and Defence Corps formations, or military barracks, including NYSC Secretariats, palaces, among other secured places.

The Director-General commended the NSCDC for introducing agro-rangers and female squad in the Corps.

He lauded the Corps for its relentless efforts in tracking and arresting cybercriminals in the country.

Speaking further, Ibrahim commended the NSCDC personnel for their enthusiasm, commitment and resilience during Orientation programmes, adding “We want the Civil Defence Corps to be involved in tracking and prosecution of cyber criminals that may want to infiltrate our mobilisation process.

“We will also like to sign an MoU with the NSCDC so that we can interface with you.

“We will also appreciate if you can make your personnel available to secure our Corps Members so that they can leverage on the advantages of our farms and this requires protection”, he said.

The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi ,said  there is need for credible intelligence that will help the Corps in the discharge of its responsibilities.

He promised his readiness to strengthen the existing relationship between the NYSC and NSCDC. 

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