The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has de-kitted two female corps members in the 2019 Batch C Stream I who are currently undergoing the three-week orientation exercise across the country.
The affected corps members are Okafor Love Obianuju, with call-up number EB/19C/0523 and Odji Oritsetsolaye, with call-up number EB/19C/0530.
According to Ngozi Ukwuoma, spokesperson of Ebonyi NYSC, made it known that the female members were spotted by the Camp Director, Isu Josephine, and her yeam during a routine morning inspection, saying that they were spotted wearing their official T-shirt upon white skirt.
The spokesperson added by stating that officiall, white T-shirts are worn atop a pair of white shorts.
“When they were accosted and interrogated, they said they could not wear the white pair of shorts and the trousers issued to them by the NYSC because it was against their faith to wear them,” she stated.
“Efforts were made by the office of the CD to make them see why they must obey the rules and regulations guiding the orientation and NYSC, but all efforts to do that proved futile. The matter was officially reported and the proceedings for de-kitting were initiated.
“The corps members were queried and subsequently made to face the camp court, where they were found guilty, having stated categorically that they were ready to bear consequences of their actions.
“They were de-kitted in the presence of security agents, who also escorted them to the gate as they left the camp,” Ukwuoma added.
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