If you are looking at occupying a political/public office, ensure your National Youth Service Corps certificate is genuine and intact.

Ever since former Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun was enmeshed in an NYSC certificate scandal which eventually led to her resignation, more political office holders are being fingered for the same scandal.

Few weeks ago, Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, was reported to have skipped NYSC, an allegation he did not deny.

Shittu, while explaining why skipped the service, said his membership of the Oyo state assembly as the time could pass as his NYSC service.

The minister has however accused Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State of not paticipating in the national service too.

Shittu alleged that Governor Abiola Ajimobi, is against his governorship ambition for fear of being jailed.  

Shittu made the allegation during an interview on Channels Television where he said, “Abiola Ajimobi thinks and has been telling his supporters that if Adebayo Shittu succeeds him, he will be jailed”.  

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The comments come days after the minister was screened out of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary for Oyo State, following a report that he did not participate in the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) despite graduating from the University at the age of 25.  

Speaking further, he accused Governor Ajimobi of being a stumbling block to his participation in the governorship primary in Oyo State and also of having a hand in the NYSC controversy.

“I have it on good authority that even he doesn’t have an NYSC certificate and yet he too wants to go to the Senate. I hope that at the appropriate time, that issue will also be brought to the fore,” Shittu said.  

He also stressed that he was deliberately screened out because “they” believe he cannot be easily manipulated.