Muslim NYSC Youth Corpers Banned From Wearing Hijab On NYSC Uniforms

4 years ago by: MrJohn
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The Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier-General, Johnson Olawumi, has insisted that female Muslim corps members are not allowed to wear hijab in camp “for security reasons.”

Olawumi was reacting to a protest staged by a group of Muslim youths under the aegis of Muslim Youths in Da’wah on Tuesday at the headquarters of the National Youth Service Corps in Abuja against the ban on the use of hijab by female Muslim corps members.

The national coordinator of LMYiD, Luqman Hassan; and the Deputy Coordinator, Kamarudeen Adefila, had told the NYSC DG that a major protest by Muslims was averted because of the ban on hijab in most orientation camps.

Hassan told the DG, “We are here to discuss with you about the incident that happened recently in various camps across the country. We have a guiding principle which is based on the Holy Q’uran. We are all Nigerians and the principle which guides us is the constitution and the African Charter on Human rights.

“Members of the NYSC are Nigerians who have contributed to the development of this country; female corps members deserve protection by the NYSC. We don’t believe that a female corps member putting on hijab has done any wrong against the Act establishing the NYSC. So they deserve the respect of the NYSC. We have travelled far and wide and visited different camps. Why are the rights of female corps members being infringed upon. We are here to register our displeasure.”

“Many Muslim organisations wanted to protest, but we said wait a while. In fact, we have to intervene to avoid the situation and if Muslims march on the streets, it will attract a lot of negative comments, but people won’t know why we are protesting,” Adefila had added.

In his response, Olawumi said, “Under my leadership, the NYSC will accord respect to every corps member, irrespective of tribe and religion. The incident in Benue State was caused by the use of long hijab. The security situation in the country is tough. There is the danger of somebody using hijab for other reasons.

“There have been cases where young girls put on hijab and eventually turn to suicide bombers. Boko Haram members know how to get at whoever they want as target. That is why we frown at the wearing of long hijab. Please call on all your Muslim youths to be patient and adhere to it, just for a short period during the camp. We frown at long hijab because of the security implication.

“Why are you so particular on your alleged infraction on the rights of youths without mentioning any one of such on Christian youths? Produce your evidence, write to us and I can assure you that we will act fast. When the incident in Benue State was reported to us, I swung into action and ensured that the camp commandant was decamped immediately. We are not magicians; if you have any evidence, write to us and we will not hesitate to act.”

-- Onyibochukwu (m) at 25-11-2015 08:33AM
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Brainless religious fanatics, common sense should have let you kno that this present situation of you people killing your selfs and every other requires caution. must you be taught every thing that is why every year you keep killing your selves on stampede saying your stoning the devil yet your the devil we see!
-- zezprincess (f) at 25-11-2015 09:02AM
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What is wrong with all dis moslems,can't you just adhere to simple instruction for the betterment of all,you know the situation of this country,at least,let's know what is happening,the terrorists always disquise as a female muslims to carry out their wicked act,that is why the dg wanted all corps member irrespective of ur religion to dress normal,just your nysc kits,is it too much to ask???Or is it cos ur brother is the president??? I tire 4 u pple.
-- Novic (m) at 25-11-2015 10:16AM
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Well you mayb right, stoping hijab in the camp does not mean you people cant wear it outside, its just in the camp only. and what they are doing was to protect you people life.
-- angesco (f) at 25-11-2015 10:18AM
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Oh dear. Who will they take their VENGENCE on  next?
-- Novic (m) at 25-11-2015 10:20AM
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You people should just adapt with what they are lying dwn for you. nigeria is in a great mess now, boko haram everywhere. So we just have to be careful in all we are doing.
-- winace (f) at 25-11-2015 10:47AM
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May GOD bless u Mr Olawunmi.  Dis hijab is use for terrorism and d best way to keep it on check is to ban it. If those boko Muslims don't like it, they shld leave d camp. Chikena
-- ngfineface (f) at 25-11-2015 10:57AM
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Good so we can differentiate terrorist from corpers
-- candela (m) at 25-11-2015 11:10AM
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Well done Director-General. I know its bad of me but I hate Islam
-- kp45 (m) at 25-11-2015 12:28PM
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Nice one and who don't like it Oya straight to Burno
-- SweetDaddy1 (m) at 25-11-2015 12:48PM
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Youth Corpers should serve in their State of origin because of the security situation in the Country,
I will not allow my child to serve in any of the northern States for the same security reasons. I'm a
nationalist for One Nigeria for ever.
-- onyioben (m) at 25-11-2015 12:50PM
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It is a simple matter, , if they didn't like it separate the Christians frm them so that wen it happens, it will affect only them. Wat a brainless people are this Muslims, causing problems and splashing innocent blood all over the world, , I hate this religious with passion. VAMPIRES, they can never stay without seeing blood flowing, why?Huh??
-- paulohking (m) at 25-11-2015 02:24PM
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i think that's cool...hijab isnt part of the NYSC uniform na
-- gogoman (m) at 25-11-2015 02:25PM
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-- diezo (m) at 25-11-2015 05:02PM
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يراقب الله !!!
-- Trueyarn (m) at 25-11-2015 05:40PM
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Nah their way,if Hijab is recommended, NYSC authorities would have added it to ur kits.wise up Hajiaz.
-- sugarwealth (f) at 25-11-2015 05:56PM
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Good one from the Director General... I don't know why these people wan show say dem be Muslim... Hijab wey no even make sense for the uniform
-- nametalkam (m) at 25-11-2015 07:45PM
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For security reasons, I support this motion!

-- moralemike07 (m) at 9-01-2016 07:37AM
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Bomb scare.