In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 03rd, September, 2020

NYSC Inaugurates Anti-Corruption Unit To Prosecute Fraudulent Ex-Corps Members

NYSC Inaugurates Anti-Corruption Unit To Prosecute Fraudulent Ex-Corps Members

It has been reported that the Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it would prosecute current and previous corps members discovered to have participated within the scheme illegally.

Based on TheCable, Shuaibu Ibrahim, director-general of the scheme, broke the information in the course of the inauguration of the NYSC Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) by the Unbiased Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee (ICPC) in Abuja on Wednesday.

Ibrahim mentioned the scheme won’t accommodate those that strategy it for restitution after intentionally collaborating within the programme by way of “fraudulent means.”

The NYSC DG additionally mentioned individuals and organisations/establishments who aided and abetted such fraudulent actions would even be prosecuted.

“The administration of the scheme has intensified efforts at making certain that any type of infringement on the provisions of its enabling legal guidelines is prevented by way of the enforcement of it common operational pointers,”
he mentioned.

“Subsequently, those that try and illegally take part within the programme of the scheme or had participated up to now by way of fraudulent means might be prosecuted when found.

“It should even be famous that the scheme won’t entertain any request for respite or leniency by those that intentionally take part illegally in its programme and are searching for restitution for his or her previous fraudulent acts.

“We’ll all the time permit the regulation to take its course on such issues by way of the prosecution of such individuals and organisations/establishments who aided and abetted them.”

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Ibrahim referred to as on the newly inaugurated staff to discharge its duties with equity in step with the provisions of the ICPC to rid corruption.

He recommended the ICPC for initiating the ACTU in each authorities organisation, noting that such would assist promote transparency in establishments.

“The conceptualisation of the ACTU as a unit in each authorities organisation by the ICPC is, subsequently, a laudable step at involving different stakeholders on this onerous process,”
he added.

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