Two members of the 2019 National Youth Service Corps Batch C Stream, on Saturday, were kicked out from the Ebonyi State orientation camp for refusing to wear trousers.
The corp members identified as Okafor Love Obianuju with registration number EB/19C/0523 and Odji Oritsetsolaye (EB/19C/0530) were undergoing the three-week orientation exercise in the state before the sack.
In a statement made available to newsmen by the spokesperson of the NYSC in the state, Ngozi Ukwuoma, the erring corp members were spotted by the Camp Director, Isu Josephine, and her team during her routine morning inspection, wearing white T-shirts and skirts.
“When they were accosted and interrogated, they disclosed that they could not wear the white shorts and the trousers given to them by the NYSC since it was against their faith.
“Efforts were, however, made by the office of the Camp Director to make them see reason why they must obey the rules and regulations guiding the orientation and NYSC, but all efforts to do that proved futile
“The corps members were queried and subsequently made to face the camp court where they were found guilty,” the statement read in part.
The corp members were asked to de-kit in the presence of security operatives and escorted out of the camp premises.