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NYSC Justifies Eviction Of Corps Members

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Monday further justified eviction of corps members from the Orientation Camp in the state.

The two members according to reports were sent packing for allegedly refusing to wear the NYSC kits in camp.

They were said to have worn skirt against the usual trousers given to them by the NYSC.

Efforts to make them change and wear the approved kits proved abortive forcing the NYSC to de-kit and decamp them.

Following widespread misconception and condemnation that trailed the story, the scheme on Monday moved to clear the air on the issue.

The State Coordinator, Mrs Ann Ibe told Reporters that the NYSC followed due process in de-kiting the Corps Members.

According to her, the Corps Members were queried for flouting Schedule 1 Article 3 (b) (ix) of the NYSC Bye-Laws 1993.

The article she cited according to investigation deals with code of conduct of Corps Members especially as it has to do with mode of dressing.

She further said that the bye-laws also stipulated punishment for offenders in schedule 2 article 1(I) (a).

The said schedule 2 article (I) (a) states that ‘failure to wear the uniform provided for any particular activity, the Corps Member should be informed to go and wear the uniform, failing which he will be decamped’.

Mrs Ibe said the Corps members were dekited in line with the recommendations of the NYSC Camp Court.

The Court, she noted is the NYSC Disciplinary Committee which handles cases arising in camp.

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