The National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) has said it would not hesitate to sanction erring institutions or officials presenting unqualified graduates for national service.
The organisation said this will serve as deterrent to few institutions or officials still indulging in the act.
Although the NYSC said few successes had been recorded in its efforts to eliminate unqualified graduates from its programmes, it said few acts of commission and omission are still being noticed.
Director – General of the NYSC, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim said this during the 2021 pre-mobilisation workshop for Batch C orientation exercise in Abuja.
The NYSC DG said: “In recent times, the NYSC has faced challenges occasioned by the presentation of unqualified graduates for national service given our determination to eliminate all forms of sharp practices.
“I am delighted to note that noticeable improvements have been recorded in data integrity. Indeed, the renewed dedication by the Student Affairs and Data Entry Officers in various Corps Producing Institutions has been quite encouraging.
“Notwithstanding the above successes however, few acts of commission and omission are still being noticed. We will, therefore, not hesitate to apply the necessary sanctions on erring institutions and/or officials to serve as deterrent to others.”
The NYSC boss said while management remained deeply committed to the success of the mobilization process, it urged other stakeholders to live above board in the discharge of their responsibilities.
“As stakeholders in the NYSC project, you will agree with me that the continued relevance of the Scheme is indisputable. The ongoing reforms in the mobilisation process and other aspects of our operations are, therefore, in line with our quest sustain this relevance.
“As critical partners, your support for the success of the reforms cannot be over-emphasized. It is our hope that the workshop will lead to increased synergy for continuous improvement in the mobilisation process,” Ibrahim said.