Two female corp members at the ongoing Batch C stream 1 of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp have been de-kitted.
The two affected corps members were identified as Okafor Love Obianuju, with call-up number EB/19C/0523; and Odji Oritsetsolaye, with call-up number EB/19C/0530.
A spokesman of NYSC in Ebonyi, Ngozi Ukwuoma said the two corpers were spotted by the camp director, Mrs Isu Josephine as they were looking different from the rest of the corp members.
She revealed further that the two ladies were seen wearing their official white T-shirt on a white skirt which is against the white short stipulated by NYSC.
According to the spokesperson, upon interrogation the two ladies revealed they can cannot wear the official short and trouser given by NYSC as it is against their faith.
“When they were accosted and interrogated, they said they could not wear the white pair of shorts and the trousers issued to them by the NYSC because it was against their faith to wear them,” Ukwuoma said.
Continuing, the spokesperson said, “Efforts were made by the office of the CD 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 matter was officially reported and the proceedings for de-kitting were initiated.
“The corps members were queried and subsequently made to face the camp court, where they were found guilty, having stated categorically that they were ready to bear the consequences of their actions.
“The court recommendations were submitted to the camp management and the camp director was directed to de-kit them.
“They were de-kitted in the presence of security agents, who also escorted them to the gate as they left the camp.