The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has reprimanded stakeholders in the mobilisation process to step up in the discharge of their responsibilities.
The organisation, therefore, said it would give penalties on any infringing corps producing institution found to have compromised to serve as an obstacle to others.
A statement by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, said its Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, stated this on Thursday in his address at the opening of the 2021 Batch ‘C’ pre-mobilisation workshop held in Abuja.
The workshop, with the theme, ‘Enhancing stakeholders’ roles for a credible mobilisation process’, was a route for the strong interface between the NYSC and other collaborating partners in the mobilisation system.
He added that though NYSC had faced challenges from the presentation of unqualified graduates for national service, the scheme had recorded enormous development in data integrity.
“The ongoing reforms in the mobilisation process and other aspects of our operations are therefore in line with our quest to sustain this relevance.
“As critical partners, your support for the success of the reforms cannot be over-emphasized, and as stakeholders in the NYSC project, you will agree with me that the continued relevance of the scheme is undisputable.
Notwithstanding the successes, however, we will not hesitate to apply necessary sanction on erring institutions or officials,” he said.
Meanwhile, the FCT Minister, Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello, represented by the acting Secretary, FCT Social Development Secretariat, Dr Kelvin Ike, applauded corps members who were deployed to the capital territory for their services.