The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig Gen Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed, has said the discharge certificate being paraded by Enugu State Governor-elect, Peter Mbah, was not issued by the Corps.
Brig Gen Ahmed disclosed this on Arise TV’s breakfast programme on Friday.
He said the argument on whether Mbah had a valid NYSC certificate or not did not arise because he had told the Governor-elect to his face that what he had was fake.
Read him: “He came to me and I called my director to confirm the certificate and we discovered that the certificate was fake and I told him…I wonder how elites who have gone to school will resort to black market certificates.
“Everyone knows how we issue our certificate in NYSC. We don’t give it in hotel rooms or houses.”
Meanwhile, the Enugu state governor-elect, Peter Mbah had filed a case against the NYSC, demanding N20 billion for injuries he claimed to have been inflicted on his person due to the controversies surrounding his certificate.
Recall that controversy surrounding Mbah’s discharge certificate became public knowledge in February 2023 when the NYSC, in response to an inquiry by a non-governmental organisation, released a letter stating that the certificate submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission was not issued by them.
Mbah stands the risk of being convicted for perjury if charged before the relevant court.