Two members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) currently undergoing a 3-week orientation course for the 2019 Batch C Stream 1 in Ebonyi State, have been dismissed from the orientation camp for refusing to wear trousers.
Identified as Okafor Love Obianuju with registration number EB/19C/0523 and Odji Oritsetsolaye (EB/19C/0530), the two ladies were sighted in camp wearing skirts in place of the white shorts required of them.
According to reports, the two ladies who were spotted by the camp director, Isu Josephine during a routine inspection, refused to wear trousers because they believe it is against their faith.
Spokesperson of the NYSC in the state, Ngozi Ukwuoma released a statement that reads as follows:
“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 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.”
Ukwuoma further stated that the court recommendations were submitted to the camp management and the camp director was directed to de-kit the corps members.
Meanwhile, there is nothing as beautiful as showing gratitude to the ones who have in one way or the other helped one in achieving his or her dreams, and this young Nigerian lady surely knows this.
The lady yet to be identified, celebrated her passing out from NYSC in a rather unique way.
In the pictures which have since gone viral, she took her certificate to her father who is a subsistence farmer, to show her gratitude.