Edevbie NYSC Certificate Saga: Primary Assignment Not Reflected In Work Profile, CV.

By Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe

Independent investigators are working very hard to unravel the reasons why a two time governorship aspirant in Delta State, Olorogun David Edevbie, deliberately refused to indicate his place of primary assignment during National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, which purportedly took place in 1986/87.

The National Youth Service Corps Year comprises of four (4) main segments in which every Corps Member must satisfactorily participate before he/she is qualified to be issued a certificate of National Service.

However, NYSC discharge Certificate will not be issued to a corp member who absconded or abandoned his or her place of primary assignment, not discharged.

The service year therefore comprises of:Orientation Courses, Primary Assignment, Community Development Service and Winding – Up/Passing –out

The NYSC programme is mandatory for graduates of 30 years and below. Edevbie was born in 1963 and graduated at age 22. He read Economics at the University of Lagos.

Edevbie was seen decked in NYSC uniform in a group photograph with some youth corpers, but his curriculum vitae and profile in public domain did not capture his service year and place of primary assignment.

Edevbie’ corper’s place of primary assignment to reflect in his or her work profile or CV.

It is also mandatory for all graduates to present NYSC Certificate for civil service jobs or for political appointments. Preliminary investigations revealed that Edevbie’s NYSC discharge certificate could not be found in his appointment files with Delta State government from 1999 to 2021, where he served as two time commissioner of Finance and Chief of Staff.

The search for Edecbie’s NYSC discharge certificate has been intensified and investigators shall visit NYSC headquarters in Abuja, to verify whether or not Edevbie was discharged from service before returning to UK in 1986/87 to further his education before taking his first paid job.

If it’s finally proven that Edevbie was not discharged from NYSC camp and did not hold NYSC Certificate, he may face legal actions for being an appointee of government without NYSC Certificate from 1999 to 2021.

There are grave consequences and it will affect his political career, and can neither hold elective office nor be appointed into government.

Edevbie may be compelled to restitute all salaries and entitlements he collected as a political appointee in Delta State government from 1999 to 2021, andnd may also be jailed.

Photo: David Edevbie (Centre)/flying his shirt.

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