The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to prosecute Nigerian graduates who refuse to present themselves for mobilisation for national service after completion of their studies.
According to a statement by the deputy director of press and public relations, Emeka Mgbemena, the NYSC director-general, Major-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, stated this in Abuja on Friday during the signing of the MoU.
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He noted that section 13 (1(a) and (b) empowers the NYSC to prosecute offenders.
On his part, the commandant-general of the NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, assured of NYSC’s readiness to pursue the mandate.
Also represented by the director of legal services of the corps, Umar Aliyu Mohammed, the commandant promised to ensure that the partnership yielded the desired objectives.