Advocacy Group Stage A Peaceful Protests As They Want Skirts Included In NYSC Uniform

Published 1 month ago by: CLARA JANCITA
at 17-01-2020 01:05PM (1 month ago)

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Serve With Skirts, an advocacy group has staged a protest demanding the inclusion of skirts in the uniform of National Youths Service Corps (NYSC)

Udochi Emmanuel, Leader of the group said the compulsion of female corps members wearing trousers was an infringement on their fundamental human rights Section (38)1 of the Nigerian constitution.

She said;

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“We had our mothers wearing skirts and we want to go back to that.

“We have asked for exemption (sic) severally. NYSC has not given that as an option, they have made it a compulsory one-year service for everyone below the age of 30 and they are mandated to wear those clothes.

“We have already started negotiations (with government) and we hope that from this dialogue we will get a favourable response.”