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NYSC certificate verification: NITDA adopts blockchain technology

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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has unveiled a novel idea to confirm the legitimacy of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificates.

made this announcement while Delivering a keynote address at the policy dialogue for the implementation of the National Blockchains in Lagos, the Director-g=General of NITDA, Yusuf Kashafu said the NYSC certificate has been a concern due to widespread cases of forgery and fraudulent issuance. He said that this innovative approach was designed to ensure the integrity and validity of NYSC certificates, ultimately enhancing transparency and fostering trust within the certification process.

“We recognise the urgent need to combat the prevalent issue of forged NYSC certificates in Nigeria. By leveraging blockchain’s power, we aim to establish a secure, tamper-proof system that will enable individuals, institutions, and employers to easily verify the authenticity of NYSC certificates”, he stated.

Under the theme, ‘Driving Sustainable Economic Growth and Development through the Adoption of Blockchain Technology’, the dialogue was organised by NITDA in collaboration with Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria.

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