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NYSC Collaborates with NITDA to Utilize Blockchain for Certificate Authentication


  • NYSC and NITDA team up for blockchain certificate verification.
  • Combating fraud: Secure, tamper-proof system to verify NYSC certificates.
  • Blockchain bolsters credibility, streamlines NYSC credentials authentication.

In a move aimed at combating certificate fraud, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has unveiled plans to implement blockchain technology for the authentication of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificates.

The announcement was made by Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director-General of NITDA, during a policy debate on national blockchain implementation in Lagos. Abdullahi revealed that NITDA is partnering with NYSC to establish an advanced blockchain-based certificate authentication system. 

This initiative aims to address the rampant cases of fraudulent issuance and counterfeiting of NYSC credentials, which have raised concerns about the credibility of the certification process. The Director-General highlighted the urgency of the situation, emphasizing that forged NYSC certificates have become a widespread issue in Nigeria

By leveraging the transparency and security features of blockchain technology, NITDA intends to establish a tamper-proof system that will allow individuals, institutions, and employers to easily verify the authenticity of NYSC certificates. This move is expected to bolster the integrity and validity of NYSC credentials, ultimately benefiting graduates and employers alike.

Abdullahi stressed the potential of blockchain technology in modernizing the certificate verification procedure, urging relevant authorities to embrace its capabilities. The implementation of this blockchain-based solution is anticipated to enhance the credibility of NYSC certificates and reduce the incidence of fraudulent activities in the certification process.

Once fully deployed, the blockchain-powered certificate authentication system will enable efficient and reliable verification of NYSC credentials. This development aligns with NITDA’s commitment to utilizing innovative technologies to address critical challenges and improve transparency in various sectors.

As the project progresses, the nation eagerly anticipates the positive impact of blockchain technology on the verification of educational certificates and the fight against fraudulent practices. Nigeria continues to leverage Bitcoin and blockchain technology.

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