Some illegal universities and fake NYSC camps operating in parts of the country have been shut down by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
The chairman of the commission, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, said in total, the agency shut about 21 illegal universities and fake NYSC camps across the country, Sun reports. Owasanoye made the disclosure on Thursday, September 28, in Kebbi state during one-day interactive seminar for religious leaders. The chairman who was represented by the ICPC Sokoto office head, Jimoy Bulus Mai, stated that the commission had to adopt a holistic approach to combat corruption. He said: “To effective address the pervasive nature of corruption in the society, the Commission adopts a holistic approach to combating corruption through the combination of the enforcement, prevention and public education strategies.”
“We closed 21 illegal degree-awarding institutions and fake NYSC camps across Nigeria,. We are prosecuting their proprietors now.”