ABUJA – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has pledged its support for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in combating fraudulent mobilisation of unqualified graduates for national service.
The anti-graft agency also commended corps members for educating Nigerians on the dangers of corruption through the anti-corruption Community Development Service groups.
Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, in a statement, said Mr. Ibrahim Magu, the EFCC Acting Chairman, stated this when he received Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, the NYSC Director-General, who paid him a courtesy call in his office at EFCC Headquarters, Abuja.
Magu, in his response to NYSC Director General’s request to check the activities of unpatriotic Nigerians, who had been bringing shame to the nation by their unsatisfying desire to make money at all cost, including sale of academic qualifications to unqualified graduates also condemned such sinister motives.
Speaking earlier, the NYSC boss decried the increasing rate of corruption in all spheres of life in the country, adding that, under his leasdership, staff and corps members would pursue the fight to get rid of the ugly monster with greater zeal.
He stressed that the war against corruption required the support of all and sundry by joining forces with all anti-graft agencies of government to eradicate the deadly menace.
Ibrahim appealed to the EFCC boss to support NYSC in its quest to closely monitor the activities of unscrupulous higher institutions, that present unqualified graduates for mobilization for national service, even as he promised to add more vigour to the scheme’s result-driven partnership with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in combating corruption.