JUST IN: Reps to investigate MDA involvement in alleged certificate racketeering

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The House of Representatives has decided to conduct an investigation into certain officials of Federal Government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies who are allegedly engaged in certificate racketeering with Nigerian students.

The decision was made after the House adopted a motion presented on Wednesday by Abubakar Fulata, the representative of Birniwa/Guri/Kiri-Kasamma Federal Constituency of Jigawa State.

It’s worth noting that in December 2022, a Nigerian reporter named Umar Audu obtained a degree from a university in Cotonou, Benin Republic, within six weeks, and subsequently engaged in the compulsory National Youth Service Corps scheme.

Subsequently, Audu leveled accusations against unspecified officials from the Ministry of Education, alleging their involvement in the racketeering syndicate. This development drew widespread criticism from concerned Nigerians.

Leading the debate on the motion, Fulata called on the House to “identify officials of MDAs and students who benefited from such institutions and their campuses in the last ten years.”

Details later…