The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has announced plans to revisit cases of ex-corps members who fraudulently served under the scheme.
In a meeting with officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission in Abuja on Wednesday, Brigadier-General Ibrahim explained that those found guilty will face prosecution.
He said the move will be carried out in partnership with the ICPC and help rid the nation of corrupt-minded persons.
“Those who attempt to illegally participate in the program of the scheme or have participated in the past through fraudulent means will be prosecuted when discovered,” Brigadier-General Ibrahim said.
“It must also be noted that the scheme will not entertain any request for respite or leniency by those who deliberately participate illegally in this program and are seeking restitution for their past fraudulent acts.
“We will always allow the law to take its course on such matters through the prosecution of such persons and organisations or institutions who aided and abetted them.”
Every year, over 250,000 graduates register for the NYSC scheme to gain work experience and meet youths from different backgrounds while serving in the nations unique locations.