Only accredited CBOs will access, provide services on NYSC portal — D-G

Abuja ------------- The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has said that, henceforth, only Cyber-Cafe Business Operators, CBOs, registered and accredited by the scheme’s CBO Online App Platform would access and provide services for prospective candidates on its portal.

Director-General of the NYSC, Maj.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, spoke on Tuesday in Abuja at a ceremony to unveil the Online App for registration and accreditation of CBOs, noting that the CBOs were critical stakeholders in the NYSC scheme, as they provide numerous online services on its portal for both prospective and serving youth corps members.

He, however, stressed that “unfortunately, we have observed with concern, the nefarious activities perpetrated by some CBOs under the guise of carrying out NYSC online registration for unsuspecting clients.”

Ibrahim said some of the nefarious practices were extortion and exploitation of prospective youth corps members and mismatch of their data even as others are the use of pre-designed printout format to collect prospective youth corps members’ registration details, which oftene lads to erroneous swapping of information.

He said that the benefits of the app includes sanity in the NYSC online registration process, encouragement of CBOs to work
as partners with the NYSC and ensuring adequate security on the NYSC online registration portal.

Others are blocking of quacks and fraudulent CBOs from providing online services to unsuspecting prospective and serving youth corps members.

Also in her comments, the NYSC Director, Information and Communication Technology, ICT, Department, Mrs Christy Uba, said that the project involved registering, certifying and monitoring over 2000 CBOs nationwide.

Uba, further pointed out that the new app was a step in the right direction as it would ensure that stakeholders understood and appreciated the NYSC
new policy and direction, especially in enshrining data integrity.