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NYSC sacks two female corps members for refusing to wear trousers

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Two members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who are currently in their 3-week orientation course for the Batch C Stream 1 2019 in Ebonyi state have been dismissed from the orientation camp.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Body members were fired from the camp for refusing to wear pants. It was learned that the duo refused to wear pants because it went against their faith and, as such, preferred to wear a skirt.

The two members of the body are Okafor Love Obianuju with registration number EB / 19C / 0523 and Odji Oritsetsolaye (EB / 19C / 0530).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that NYSC spokesman in the state, Ngozi Ukwuoma revealed this in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday. She said they were caught by the camp director, Mrs. Isu Josephine, and her team during the routine inspection.

The statement says in part: “When they were approached and interrogated, they revealed that they could not wear the white shorts and pants that the NYSC gave them because they went against their faith.

“However, the camp director’s office made efforts to make them see the reason why they should obey the rules and regulations that guide the orientation and the NYSC, but all efforts to do so proved futile.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The members of the body were consulted and subsequently forced to face the court of the camp where they were found guilty.”