NYSC denies forcing Muslim corp members to shave off beards
The National Youth Service Corps has denied the allegation of compelling Muslim corps member to shave long bears, saying they did not evict any Muslim or Christian Corps member from camp.
Taking to its verified Facebook page, the NYSC described the reports as misleading, adding that the NYSC has its code of conduct which Corps members always complied with throughout their service year.
The Service said, “In addition, there is no iota of truth in the misleading, baseless and mischievous story, which only emanated as a fictitious imagination of the uninformed writer.
“Similarly, since the commencement of the on-going 2023 Batch ‘A’ Stream Two Orientation Course, no Corps member, either Muslim or Christian has been evicted from any of the NYSC Orientation Camps across the country.
“It is however worthy to note that the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), under the leadership of Prof. Ishaq
Akintola, while regarding the story as false, thanked the NYSC Management for mentoring Nigerian youths without religious or ethnic sentiments.
“We however want to place on record the effective collaboration recorded with the above body over the years.”
It, however, vowed to deal with the author of the libelous story.