The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has appealed to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to revisit the issue of the two expelled Bayelsa state corps members.
Corp members Okafor Love Obianuju with registration number EB/19C/0523 and Odji Oritsetsolaye (EB/19C/0530) were kicked out of the orientation camp over the weekend for wearing skirts instead of the mandatory white shorts.
In a statement released on behalf of CAN President, Supo Ayokunle by his Special Assistant on Media and Communications Rev. Adebayo Oladeji, the group stated that the fundamental rights of the people as regards religion must be respected.
“And that is why, a few months ago, when some Muslim women were protesting over the wearing of hijab at the Law School, we refused to speak against it because it is their right and thank God, they won it.
“We are appealing to the leadership of the NYSC to revisit the matter.
“In this country, religious right is an inalienable right that must be respected. They must allow the people to practise their religion.
“If our government agencies have no regard for the way people worship God, then it means they are satanic. Any system that does not respect religion is satanic.
“We advise the victims of that injustice to go to court and challenge their expulsion by the NYSC,” the statement read.