Elder (Chief) Joseph Ebun Folayan, a Retired Director of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has said that Senate President, Bukola Saraki, did his NYSC in 1989, in Lagos State.
According to Post-Nigeria, He made this disclosure on Tuesday, against the backdrop of the information making the rounds, that Bukola Saraki skipped the mandatory one year Service.
Reacting to the widely circulated article, written by one Tola Lolade, titled: ‘Abubakar Bukola Saraki, where is your NYSC Certificate’, the Retired NYSC Director confirmed that Saraki actually served in Lagos State.
The statement reads in full:
Whatever the motive behind this misinformation, l wish to state that Dr. Bukola Saraki served his NYSC, when I was the Director of the NYSC, Lagos State, in 1989. He came into the Service as a foreign trained graduate.
He obtained MBBS from the UK. I could still remember that I approved his request for reimbursement of his flight ticket from London, because it was the practice at that time. I am sure his NYSC certificate should be with him, because he was duly discharged from the Scheme.
Please, take note that he did not ask me to make this brief on his behalf. I did so as a responsible citizen, to prevent the misinformation from going viral.
However, this is not the first time l would be correcting this misinformation. I did the same on the radio and newspapers, on the eve of the Gubernatorial election, in 2003.