The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released a list of universities operating illegally in Nigeria.
According to the note attached to the list, the identified universities have not been licenced by the federal government.
It added that anyone who patronizes or obtains degrees from the illegal universities does so at his/her own risk.
The statement also warned that certificates obtained from the institutions will not be recognized for the purpose of NYSC, employment and further studies.
See the list.
Maiyaki said the Department of State Services (DSS) was involved in the clampdown on illegal institutions.
The clarification comes on the heels of an investigative report by a journalist, Umar Audu, who exposed a fake certificate syndicate from Bening Republic and Togo, which some Nigerians patronize.