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Minister Takes Tough Stance on Fake Certificates, Eyes Global Crackdown

Mamman, appearing on Channels Television’s Politics Today, labeled such individuals as criminals rather than victims, expressing no sympathy for them.

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Education Minister Tahir Mamman has declared that security agents will actively pursue Nigerians in possession of counterfeit foreign certificates, particularly those exploiting them to secure opportunities within the country.

Mamman, appearing on Channels Television’s Politics Today, labeled such individuals as criminals rather than victims, expressing no sympathy for them.

He outlined a plan to trace individuals within the system by investigating institutions operating over the past decade.

The minister affirmed that security agencies would apprehend these individuals, emphasizing that criminality has no timeframe.

Furthermore, Mamman revealed the government’s intention to extend the suspension of degree certificates to more countries, including Uganda, Kenya, and Niger Republic.

This decision follows the immediate suspension of accreditation for certificates from Benin and Togo, prompted by an undercover journalist’s exposé on obtaining a degree from a Benin Republic university in a remarkably short time.

The government has initiated a thorough investigation, with the minister anticipating a report within three months.

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