Sue NYSC to court, CAN tells 2 dismissed Corps Members

Sue NYSC to court, CAN tells 2 dismissed Corps Members

Sue NYSC to court, CAN tells 2 dismissed Corps Members.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have faulted the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for dismissing two female corps members who refused to wear shorts and trousers for religious reasons.

The corps members whose names were given as Okafor Love Obianuju, with call-up number EB/19C/0523; and Odji Oritsetsolaye, with call-up number EB/19C/0530, were sent home from the NYSC camp in Enugu on Sunday, November 10, 2019.

Speaking on the dismissal of the ladies in an interview with Punch, the Special Assistant on Media and Communications to the CAN President, Rev. Adebayo Oladeji, said the corps members should not be victimised for holding their faith.

The cleric urged the NYSC to be more tolerant.

He said, “The fundamental rights of the people as regards religion must be respected.

“And that is why, a few months ago, when some Muslim women were protesting over the wearing of hijab at the Law School, we refused to speak against it because it is their right and thank God, they won it.

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“We are appealing to the leadership of the NYSC to revisit the matter.

“In this country, religious right is an inalienable right that must be respected. They must allow the people to practise their religion.

“If our government agencies have no regard for the way people worship God, then it means they are satanic. Any system that does not respect religion is satanic.”

Adebayo urged the affected corps members to go to court, citing how Firdaus Amasa sued the Nigerian Law School in 2017 when she was prevented from being called to bar because she refused to remove her hijab.

Updated: November 11, 2019 — 1:43 pm

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Comrade Nnadi Goodluck

Comrade Nnadi Goodluck started writing since 2007. In 2016, he graduated from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra with a Degree in Educational Management and Policy/Health Education. He did his NYSC in Oyo state.

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  1. Adekunle omolara opeyemi

    I think they needed attention,and nysc has given it to them.u knew it’s going to be trouser before your registration and for you that told them to Sue nysc,I guess you are joking.

  2. this is religion here bro. please, if you don’t know what to say keep quiet and watch.

    don’t forget this…

    Adebayo urged the affected corps members to go to court, citing how Firdaus Amasa sued the Nigerian Law School in 2017 when she was prevented from being called to bar because she refused to remove her hijab.

  3. The said dismissed corps are hypocrites and mere attention seekets;they cannot put on trousers but carrying big hair attachment. It serves them well

  4. Is Nysc not para military, if yes then what are we saying in the military do females put on skirt. We should ask ourselves this question. This our Christianity is turning into something else. This (GO’s) General overseer or the president of CAN when your wife did her own youth service did she put on skirt.

  5. This is hypocrisy of the highest order ask me why, because it sounds like righteousness through effort not faith, Jesus Christ himself obeyed the laws and norms of his land but still made him God so wearing shorts doesn’t mean unholy act, so please spare us the stress

    1. Perhaps you are speaking on what you have little or no knowledge about. I will love you cite your evidence where Jesus gave precedence on man made laws over divine laws.

    2. My sisters u guys took ur precious money and time to go and do ur online registration abi? Why not go for exemption letter if u can’t abide to the rules governing the NYSC? Before ur registration people have been wearing trouser in camp and after camp u can go ahead and make ur skirt. My dear when u guys are ready go and fix ur mess.

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