Two female corps members dismissed from Ebonyi camp for refusing to wear trousers

Two female corps members who were meant to participate in a-three-week Orientation have been dismissed from the National Youth Service orientation camp in Ebonyi State for refusing to wear the NYSC trousers and shorts.

The corps members identified as Okafor Love Obianuju with registration number EB/19C/0523 and Odji Oritsetsolaye (EB/19C/0530) reportedly refused wearing the trousers given to the them in camp by NYSC officials because it was against their faith. 

Spokesperson of the NYSC in the state, Ngozi Ukwuoma said the corps members wore white T-shirts and skirts and all efforts to make them change their minds were rebuffed. 

“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,” the statement read.

“Efforts were, however, made by the office of the Camp Director to make them see reason why they must obey the rules and regulations guiding the orientation and NYSC, but all efforts to do that proved futile. 

“The corps members were queried and subsequently made to face the camp court, where they were found guilty, having made it categorically clear that they were ready to bear the 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”, the spokesperson added.

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