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NYSC To Sanction Institutions Involved in Fraudulent Mobilization Process

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By Joel Ajayi

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim has disclosed that the Scheme is now determined more than ever before to plug all the loopholes and prosecute anyone found complicit in the mobilisation of unqualified graduates for national service.

He stated this today during the maiden meeting of NYSC Management with Registrars of Corps Producing Institutions in Nigeria held in Abuja.

He said the meeting with the theme; “Appreciating the Role of Registrars as Fulcrum in the Mobilisation Process”, was conveyed to seek ways of eliminating flaws in the NYSC Mobilisation process.

“Gaps have already been identified with a number of resolutions reached on how to eradicate recurrent challenges, but implementation has remained elusive.

In schools where Registrars have abdicated their roles to subordinate officers, we have seen various forms of abuses and shortfalls.

This has given rise to occasional mobilisation of unqualified persons, many of whom have been detected by NYSC field officers”, he said.

General Ibrahim stated further that the meeting was part of enlightenment for the key officers to rise up to their responsibilities adding that ignorance is a stranger to the law.

The DG said that the establishment of NYSC Radio and Television Stations was part of the Scheme’s plan to give more enlightenment on NYSC issues including penalties and offences that attracts jail term, while the stations would also be used to disclose the identity of offenders after being declared guilty by the court.

He appealed to Nigerians to support the establishment of NYSC Trust Fund which has enjoyed tremendous goodwill of both the green and red chambers of the National Assembly.

He said upon actualization, NYSC media outfits would transparently show Nigerians the benefits and impacts of the on fund youth development.

In her introductory address, the Director, NYSC Corps Mobilisation Department, Mrs Victoria Ango said the mobilisation exercise was a joint function which must be free from all forms of defects to guarrantee the desired outcome.

She added that the desire of the Management to engage the Registrars of Corps Producing Institutions became manifest when most institutions, both local and foreign, sent people to NYSC programmes with little or no stake in the managerial interest of the schools.

“Such representatives have often been vulnerable to little temptations and perks of office which translate to seriius abuses”, Ango said.

The Special Guest of Honour at the meeting, the FCT Minister, Alhaji Muhammed Musa Bello, who was represented by the Mandate Secretary/Chairman, NYSC FCT Governing Board, Hajiya Hadiza M. Kabir said that the credibility of the NYSC Mobilisation process was crucial to the deployment of Corps Members into all sectors of the economy, which invariably translated to quality service delivery delivery for national development.

There were goodwill messages from the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC) Prof Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, the Chairman, NYSC National Governing Board, Ambassador Fati Bala Abubakar, who was represented by Hajiya Binta Muazu.

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FIBA, Kida Threatens Nigeria with Basketball Ban

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… wants to force Nigeria into participation

World basketball body, FIBA has issued Nigeria an ultimatum to suspend its International withdrawal or risk getting additional years of wilderness.

Engr. Musa Kida is in the circle of events as a recipient, as the country sits out of international basketball as put out by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The Government had called for Nigeria’s withdrawal as a result of in-fightings amongst stakeholders, lack of a functional league and a stall in the growth of the game at home. It said this measure will allow the country take a deep breathe, reconcile grey areas, re-strategize and get better as a basketball nation, instead of the cosmetic outward appearance of beauty but inner state of rancour and disunity.

In reaction, sources postulated “Nigeria is a sovereign nation and will not be blackmailed carelessly. Nigeria bigger than kidda and his cohorts”.

“Moreso, it’s understood that FIBA allegedly wrote Kida alone. The body has not written the Federal Government.

The Ministry has received no communication to that effect. Kida is not the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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