The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has asked employers in Nigeria to stop employing graduates who do not have genuine NYSC Certificates (or exemption letter).
The NYSC boss said this while speaking during a legal aid workshop by the scheme with the theme: “Examining the Laws Regulating the Practice of ICT in Nigeria with Particular Reference to Data Protection Regulations”.
Shuaibu cited the provision of the NYSC Act which says that for the purpose of employment anywhere in the Nigeria, every employer has the duty to demand from any graduate a certificate of National Service or Exemption Certificate.
The DG urged employers to present the NYSC certificates of their existing employees to the scheme for authentication if need be.
He said the workshop is to harness the potentials of Corps lawyers for improved legal aid services to indigent members of the society and to harmonise the operations of the Corps Legal Aid Scheme Nationwide.