Scammers are out to make Nigerians looking for certificate lose money and the National Universities Commission (NUC) is asking the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to rise up to the task.

Check the activities of fraudsters operating illegal universities in Nigeria, the agency demands.

The concern was raised by the Executive Secretary of the NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, in a meeting with the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, at the commission’s head office in Abuja.

After the meeting, the spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, issued a statement.

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According to him, Professor Rasheed wants the EFCC to assist in creating an atmosphere for a corrupt-free university system.

As part of a collaborative effort in the fight against corruption, the NUC boss presented a draft curriculum of a course in Cyber Security and Forensic Science to the commission.

He also commended the anti-graft agency for its efforts in tackling corruption in Nigeria and asked the agency to sustain the drive.

There is a plan for a course on anti-corruption and that was part of the reason the NUC met with the EFCC.

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After the NUB boss handed a draft for the course to Mr Magu, he thanked Professor Rasheed and promised that the EFCC would study it and make the necessary input for its effective take off.

He also assured the NUC boss that the EFCC would go after fraudsters operating illegal universities in the country.

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