Nigeria, Aug. 9 -- The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has confirmed the authenticity of its certificate presented before the Nigerian Senate for screening by one of President Bola Tinubu's ministerial nominees, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo.

A PREMIUM TIMES' investigation had picked holes in the NYSC certificate presented by Mr Tunji-Ojo, a second-term member of Nigeria's House of Representatives nominated to be a minister in Mr Tinubu's cabinet.

Mr Tunji-Ojo claimed to have undergone the National Youth Service Scheme between November 2019 and November 2020.

But a scrutiny of his NYSC certificate showed that it was issued in February and signed by Yushau Ahmed, a Brigadier General, who only became NYSC Director-General (DG) in January. This...