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JNI condemns NYSC camping in Ramadan


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, has condemned the decision of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to continue with its orientation camps for youth corps members during the Ramadan fast.

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JNI Secretary-General, Khalid Abubakar-Aliyu, said in a statement, that the fasting Muslims would be at disadvantaged throughout their period of orientation at various camps.

The body also called on the Nigerian Army to postpone its planned recruitment exercise until the end of month-long Ramadan fast.

“This is because the prospective corps members would be at disadvantage to their faith and other camp activities.

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“The council also calls on the authority of the Nigerian Army to postpone the intended recruitment exercise until after Ramadan to avoid putting prospective candidates at a disadvantage,” the statement said.

It then called on the NYSC to honour a previous agreement entered by the two parties for camp activities to be placed on hold during Ramadan.


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