The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Coordinator in Niger State, Mr. Steven Ehoda-adi, yesterday said 281 fake corps members identified at the state orientation camp, Paiko, have been sent out of the camp after failing to present their call-up letters.
The coordinator told reporters shortly after the closing ceremony of the 2014 Batch B orientation exercise that those affected had nothing to show as having qualified for admission into the camp.
According to him, some of them gave the flimsy excuse of being attacked by armed robbers on their way to the camp, thereby, losing their call up letters, others claimed to have misplaced them outrightly, while some only presented photocopies of the letters, which he said is not acceptable.
Declaring the orientation camp closed, Governor Mua’zu Babangida Aliyu said despite the insecurity in the country occasioned by the activities of the Boko Haram sect, the unity of the country was non-negotiable.
He said though insurgency is threatening the relative peace in some parts of the country, the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents would soon be brought to an end.