Graduates Falsify Age to Qualify for NYSC because of N33,000 – NYSC DG

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Ibrahim Shuaibu has said graduates are falsifying their age to qualify for service.

He said the reason is because of the benefit from the increment in Corps members monthly allowance. See how NYSC calculate age for service.

Shuaibu said this at the 2020 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) virtual policy meeting. See top 10 JAMB 2020 UTME Candidates and their scores.

Below are his words:

“Following the allowance increment, people are now doctoring their ages so they can come to serve two or three times because of the allowances.”

He said NYSC would partner with JAMB to eradicate age falsification by graduating students.

“Mr Oloyede is a man of honour and I am learning to implement some of the innovation he has brought to JAMB in NYSC,” he said.

He stated that JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede changed the board for good, and said NYSC will like to work with JAMB to solve the problem of ghost Corp members as well.

“NYSC will like to have desk officers in JAMB so the corps can have people to relate with in JAMB.”

Corps members allowance

Recall that the Federal Government increased Corps members allowance in January, 2020 from N19,800 to N33,000.

The new National minimum wage was signed into law on April 18th, 2019 by President Muhammadu. However, the implementation did not take place immediately, but Federal Government promised to pay arrears to workers.

When implementation of minimum wage started, Civil servants were paid their arrears starting from the date it was signed into law to the date of implementation. But Corps members were excluded from arrears because they are not Civil servants.

9 thoughts on “Graduates Falsify Age to Qualify for NYSC because of N33,000 – NYSC DG”

  1. Mr chairman what will happen to those that will clock 30years by next year? What if covid -19 exist till next year that l will be 30year, pls want can u say about that? Pls reply

  2. Oyindamola Otutuloro

    It’s an embarrassment for me to read this! How is it difficult for age of corp members to be verified or confirmed. What has JAMB got to do with it, when the candidates are supposed to have passed through a tertiary institution with verified age declaration/birth certificate? This implies that the tertiary institutions are part of the scam or are there now independent candidates applying for NYSC? What are all the biometrics collected by the various government agencies & banks used for? We just need to wake up in this country!

  3. well it is a good idea,but why is it that nysc liaison officers in institutions don’t cross check date of birth very well,because I have that issue also.I was born on 16-10-1994 but unfortunately for me I saw they add 2 more yrs to me.pls hw do i go abt that now,tnks corper A.s.abubakar

  4. Are they to be blamed? When NIGERIA universities go on Strike like 10x before a semester runs-out how can you be talking about only them falsifying their age because of the money, someone like me that was supposed to graduate at 20, what can you say to me if not for GOD my story will be same as those. You should look at it at the side of them wanting to go for service but not the money, I hear of other countries paying citizen from age 18 till they get a Job this small thing Nig is feeling big, think of something better, you pay your children allowance they don’t even go for service but collect our money, make person hear word for 33k.

  5. Pls when is Batch A stream 2 likely going to resume NYSC even if they will not go to camp again? My reason for asking is because I want to learn a skill to avoid wasting my entire 2020. I don’t want to also waste my money by paying the company am going to learn the skill from cos I wouldn’t want after payment NYSC will then call us back. Please reply

  6. Ibrahim ibj abdullahi

    Out of hundred only 20% were qualified for nysc in Nigeria. calling on NYSC to increase to 35 age to avoid backdating.

  7. It’s very unfortunate for this and even though DG had started implement date of birth on NYSC CERTIFICATE But graduated don’t care about it

  8. Mr director are you going to consider those that would have gone for service before they clock 30years due to covid-19?

  9. Danladi Abba

    Good development cos some use to reshuffle their ages for the sake of this amount not knowing that they are cheating themselves.

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