Two members of the 2019 National Youth Service Corps Batch C Stream one; currently undergoing the three-week orientation exercise in Ebonyi State; have been sent home from camp for refusing to wear trousers.
A statement from the spokesperson of the NYSC in the state, Ngozi Ukwuoma, listed the corps members as Okafor Love Obianuju and Odji Oritsetsolaye.
According to the statement, they were both spotted by the Camp Director, Isu Josephine; and her team during her routine morning inspection, wearing white T-shirts and skirts.
When they were accosted and interrogated, they disclosed that they could not wear the white shorts; and the trousers given to them by the NYSC since it was against their faith.
However, the office of the Camp Director tried to make them see why they must obey the rules and regulations guiding the orientation and NYSC.
The spokesperson further narrated that after efforts to make them change their minds were rebuffed, the matter was officially reported and the proceedings for de-kitting were initiated.
They were thus de-kitted in the presence of security agents, who also escorted them to the gate as they left the camp.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has reacted to this report; appealing to NYSC authorities to be more tolerant as it noted that government agencies that have no regard for the way people worship God are satanic.
However, many people still remain in support of dekitting the two girls, as rules are rules; irrespective of religion.
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