How Undercover journalist used different phone numbers to breach our system – NYSC

 The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has explained how an undercover reporter, Umar Audu breached its system and got mobilised twice for the service in 2019.

NYSC spokesman, Eddy Megwa spoke in an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Thursday.

He explained that Audu used different phone numbers to beat the system.

Megwa’s explanation comes after Umar’s undercover report on how he bagged a four-year degree within two months and later got mobilised for the NYSC scheme.

The spokesperson, however, said NYSC was working to forestall such incidents in the future.

Megwa said, “It is not that we don’t have checks and balances in place to detect possible breaches of the system.

“When the undercover reporter first put in his data, the system rejected him because he had served in the scheme before.

“He later changed his email address and his phone number which made the system to accept him. And he was initially posted to Osun State.

“He did that because he was out for a particular purpose. We are looking at the situation and ensure that it does not happen again.

“We don’t have a database of graduates to serve in the scheme.

“We only rely on the lists sent to us by the senates of the various universities stating the number of graduates to expect from them.”

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