The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi has insisted that the use of long hijabs in NYSC camps during orientation exercises remained prohibited.
Speaking when he received the League of Muslims Youth in Da’awah yesterday in Abuja, he said it was unfortunate that in recent times, terrorist use ladies who wore long hijabs, plant IEDs under it to kill people.
He said the NYSC respected the religion and tribe of every Nigerian but had the responsibility of protecting the lives of corps members under their watch.
Olawumi urged the female corps members to use the short hijabs while they were in camp hence urging the league to help enlighten the youth on the matter in orientation camps.
Earlier, National Coordinator and Amir of the league, Barrister Lukman Hassan said their visit was to express their disappointment on the scheme for putting a ban on hijabs for female Muslim corps members in orientation camps urging the scheme to allow every citizen their rights to religion.
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