NYSC Insists On Certificate Verification Before Employment

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has, again called on the employers in the public and private sectors to demand the certificate of national service or exemption certificate duly issued by its authorities before offering any employment to any degree or Higher National Diploma holder.

The director-general of the NYSC, General Yusha’u Ahmed stated this in Abuja, yesterday, at the Corps legal aid workshop with the theme, “Optimising the Capacity of Corps Lawyers for Seamless Free Legal Services.”

He said the workshop was in furtherance of efforts to harness the potentials of the corps lawyers for improved legal aid services to indigent members of the society and to harmonize the operations of the Corps Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) in all the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Ahmed who was represented by Barr Chris Ogar called on the legal officers and corps lawyers to better enlighten the general public on the provisions of the NYSC Act, and NYSC Bye-Laws.

“In the same vein, I urge you to use the CLAS platform to sustain your enlightenment of Nigerians on their civic rights and responsibilities. In line with management’s resolve to adequately track our performance at all levels and deepen effective service delivery, I hereby direct the Legal Unit to enhance its inspection and to collate quarterly reports on the activities of CLAS in all States and the FCT for onward submission to my office.

“Furthermore, I would like to use this medium to remind all employers in the public and private sectors that it is mandatory to demand the Certificate of National Service or Exemption Certificate duly issued by the National Youth Service Corps before offering employment to any holder of a Degree or Higher National Diploma. This is in line with the provisions of Section 12, Sub-Sections 1 and 2 of the NYSC Act,” he said.

He also reaffirmed the management’s commitment to sustaining the Corps Legal Aid Scheme as well as the continuous improvement of this annual training aimed at strengthening its activities, while appealing to its partners and other well-meaning members of the society to continue to support the group.

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