2 female NYSC members dismissed over dress code

2 female NYSC members dismissed over dress code

Two female National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members were sent packing from their orientation camp in Ebonyi over their refusal to wear shorts and trousers.

The NYSC Ebonyi State information officer, Mrs. Ngozi Ukwuoma made the dismissal known in a statement on Sunday.

Ukwuoma gave the names of the affected corps members as Love Okafor and Odji Oritsetolaye.

According to her, the duo were spotted by the camp Director, Mrs Josephine Isu and her team during the routine morning inspection wearing white T-shirt with white skirts.

“They were accosted and upon interrogation, they disclosed that they could not wear white shorts and the trousers given to them by the NYSC because it was against their religious belief.

“Efforts made by the camp director to make them see the need to obey the camp and NYSC’s rules and regulations proved abortive as the matter was then officially reported to the authorities.

“The ‘de-kitting’ proceedings then commenced and the affected corps members were queried and subsequently faced the camp court,” she said.

Ukwuoma stated that the duo was found guilty after stating that they were ready to bear the consequences of their actions.

“The court’s recommendations were submitted to the camp management and the camp director was directed to ‘de-kit’ them in the presence of security agencies.

“The security agencies then accosted them to the gate as they left the camp,” she said.

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