Two members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), who are currently completing a three-week orientation course for the 2019 Batch C Stream 1 at Ebonyi in 2019, have been dismissed from the orientation camp.
Corps members were dismissed from the camp because they refused to wear trousers.
It was learnt that the duo refused to wear trousers because it was against their faith and as such preferred to wear skirt.
The two corps members are Okafor Love Obianuju with registration number EB/19C/0523 and Odji Oritsetsolaye (EB/19C/0530).
Spokesperson of the NYSC in the state, Ngozi Ukwuoma disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday.
She said that they were caught by the camp director, Mrs Isu Josephine, and her team during routine inspection.
The statement reads in part: “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.
However, the Camp Director office has tried to make out the reasons for compliance with NYSC rules, but all attempts were unsuccessful.
“The corps members were queried and subsequently made to face the camp court where they were found guilty.”