Two Members of the 2019 Batch C Stream 1 currently undergoing the three-week orientation course exercise, in Ebonyi State, have been sent home from camp for refusing to put on trousers.
A statement from the Spokesman of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state, Ngozi Ukwuoma, gave the names of the two Corps Members as Okafor Love Obianuju with registration number EB/19C/0523 and Odji Oritsetsolaye (EB/19C/0530).
According to the statement, they were spotted by the Camp Director, Mrs Isu Josephine, and her team during her routine morning inspection, wearing white T-shirt upon white skirt.
“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.”
“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 statement said
The Spokesman narrated that after efforts to make them change their minds were rebuffed, the matter was officially reported and the proceedings for dekitting were initiated.
“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,” she said.
Mrs Ukwuoma noted that the court recommendations were submitted to the camp Management and the Camp Director was directed to dekit the Corps Members.
“They were dekitted in the presence of security agents, who also escorted them to the gate as they left the camp,” the Spokesman added.