Fixing Orientation Camp During Ramadan Wrong- Muslim Body

By 10:21 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 Comments

[img]" width="320">The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has faulted the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for fixing its orientation camp during the month of Ramadan.

Prospective corps members of batch A stream II are expected to report to camps across the nation on Monday. But MURIC described the decision to open the camp at this period as unconstitutional, calling on the authorities to postpone the programme.

Accusing the NYSC of discrimination, MURIC said religious crisis is common in Nigeria due to the “overzealousness and insensitivity of some government officials”.

“We reject this date because Muslim corpers will still be fasting at that time. It is illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional for NYSC to hold camp at a time when its Muslim members will be deprived of their freedom of worship and the liberty to practice their creed without fear. This planned camp is exclusive, discriminatory and parochial,” MURIC said in a statement signed by Ishaq Akintola, its director.
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