The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), on Friday, raised the alarm that counterfeit certificates of the scheme, alleged to be issued by its office is in circulation. It therefore, called on employers of labour to always verify certificates for their authenticity. The NYSC Director of Certification, Alhaji Hudu Taura, disclosed this while addressing journalists in Abuja.
Taura said 17 fake certificates of exemption were detected by the scheme, when the management of the Guaranty Trust Bank (GBT) brought some certificates of their employees to NYSC for verification. He added that when the owners of the said certificates were invited for proper verification, only seven of the 17 invited showed up. The NYSC official further stated that, of the 7, only four culprits were being presented because three of them absconded.