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We didn’t ask Muslim corps member to shave long beards – NYSC

THE National Youth Service Corps has debunked reports that it forced a Muslim corps member to shave his long beards to avoid eviction from camp.

The Service gave the denial in a post on its Facebook page.

It described the report as misleading, adding that the NYSC has its code of conduct which Corps members always complied with 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

Akintola, having confirmed that the story is false, appreciated NYSC Management for mentoring Nigerian youths without religious or ethnic sentiments.

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

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