The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed, has distanced the Scheme from the Discharge Certificate in possession of the Enugu State Governor-elect, Mr Peter Mbah.
LEADERSHIP recalls that there have been controversies regarding the authenticity or otherwise of the said NYSC Discharge Certificate, which Mr Mbah presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest the March 18, 2023 Enugu State governorship election.
Speaking on Arise News Channel’s breakfast show on Friday morning, the NYSC DG said the Certificate in possession of Mbah was not issued by NYSC.
“You can’t go and collect certificate on the street, you can’t go and collect certificate from a hotel.
“The governor-elect is a lawyer. I am not a lawyer but I know as the DG of NYSC, I’m fully aware of this case. He came to me, I was frank to him and I told him this Certificate is not from us,” Brig-Gen Ahmed stated.
When told that Mbah had sued the NYSC and its Director of Certification over the matter, the DG queried: “Do you sue somebody on pages of newspaper? As far as I am concerned NYSC has not been sued. I’ve not received any court order or anything.”
The NYSC boss added: “I don’t want to talk much about this.”
Speaking on the clamour for the increment of monthly allowance of Corps members, the NYSC DG advised participants in the Scheme to bury the thought, saying “Instead of thinking of increment, start thinking of what to do in service and outside service, so you can help yourself.”