The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has disclosed that the date of birth of corp members would start appearing as from the issuance of the Batch C discharge certificates to guard against age falsification.
The NYSC Director-General, Shuaibu Ibrahim, said this while speaking to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.
He said the NYSC Act stipulates that fake graduates are liable to two years in jail, after prosecution and said a corps producing institution will be blacklisted if it engages in this act.
“If I show you their papers, you will feel very sad. Some people have asked me if NYSC hasn’t the power to crosscheck the certification of graduates, I said no, but we have the power to ensure that unqualified Nigerians are not mobilised for service.
“The NYSC Act says unqualified Nigerians who go for service are liable for jail (term) of two years.
“So, the NYSC will never condone or abet illegality in any form. We want Nigerians to know that. Since inception, 4,644,804 Nigerians have participated in the scheme.”
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has lamented delay in implementation not the new minimum wage.