Two members of the National Youth Service Corps (#NYSC) currently undergoing a 3-week orientation course for the 2019 Batch C Stream 1 in EbonyiState, have been sacked from the orientation camp for refusing to wear trousers.
The pair, it was gathered, refused to wear trousers as, according to them, doing so was against their religion and, as such, chose to wear a skirt that was meant for females.
The NYSC State Spokesperson, Ngozi Ukwuoma, said in a statement made available to newsmen that the pair had been noticed by the camp director, Mrs. Isu Josephine, and her staff during daily inspections wearing white t-shirts and white skirts.
The names of the two members of the corps are Okafor Love Obianuju with identification numbers EB/19C/0523 and Odji Oritsetsolaye (EB/19C/0530).
In section, the statement read: “When they were accosted and interviewed, they admitted that they could not wear white shorts and pants issued to them by the NYSC because they were against their religion.
Efforts were however made by the office of the Camp Director to make them see the 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,” she said.
Mrs Ukwuoma noted that the court recommendations were submitted to the camp Management and the Camp Director was directed to de-kit the Corps Members.
“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.