NYSC denies that it forces Muslim corps members to shave their beards

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The National Youth Service Corps, or NYSC, has denied accusations that it compelled a Muslim corps member to remove his long beards in order to avoid being kicked out of camp.
The Service issued the denial in a Facebook post.

It called the claim deceptive, noting that the NYSC has a code of conduct that Corps members must follow throughout their service year.

“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.

After confirming that the story was incorrect, Akintola thanked NYSC Management for teaching Nigerian youngsters without regard for religion or ethnicity.

“We however want to place on record the effective collaboration recorded with the above body over the years.”

It warned that it will persecute the initiator of the libelous story.

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