Spokesperson for Concern Enugu Citizens (CEC), Mr. Nkem Asogwa, has tackled the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Yushau’u Dogara Ahmed, over his comment on Enugu Governor-elect.
In an Arise TV interview, the DG had said Governor-elect Peter Mbah was using a fake NYSC certificate.
Commenting on this, Asogwa said despite a N20 billion legal suit filed by Attorneys to the Enugu Governor-Elect, against the agency and its Director of Corps Certification, Ibrahim Muhammad, it smacks not only of contempt of court and flagrant disrespect for the rule of law, but shows that the agency is being tele-guided by political forces.
Asogwa in a statement, said the NYSC must raise its operations beyond the manipulation of political interests and partisan demagogues.
“The NYSC and the DG in charge must understand that Nigeria and Nigerians crave a new deal in governance where the best hands are allowed to serve,” he said.
Asogwa further said the service must therefore, refrain from allowing manipulative forces deploy it into settling political conflicts and power debacles.
“The time to shield our politics from the devious control of subversive forces is now. And we must urge those who superintend parastatals and agencies of government to be above board,” he demanded.
He said, “The question about the authenticity of the NYSC discharge certificate of Barrister Peter Ndubuisi Mbah governor-elect of Enugu State is before the courts, and has become the subject of litigation, therefore, the action of the DG of the NYSC is not only reprehensible but lampoon-able.
“We are aware that sufficient investigation regarding the details of the said NYSC certificate of Barrister Peter Mbah shows that the said certificate was validly issued by the NYSC. To have a DG who resumed office recently and has not grappled with the full details of the matter speak on national TV on a matter which is albeit sub- judice is worrisome and troubling.
“We the forum of Concerned Enugu Citizens hereby, implore the National Youth Service Corps NYSC, its DG and the management to stay off partisan waters and allow the rule of law take its course.
“We also must state without equivocation that our governor elect is a law abiding citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and that his commitment to building a vibrant, prosperous and great Enugu State is unassailable.”