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Sultan of Sokoto slams NYSC for resuming orientation camp during Ramadan

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The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad, has slammed the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC for resuming Orientation Camp exercise during Ramadan fast period. He condemned the decision even as he also called on the Nigerian Army to postpone its planned recruitment exercise until Muslims have concluded their fasting period. Sultan of Sokoto slams NYSC for resuming orientation camp during Ramadan.

According to JNI, NYSC continuing the orientation program and the Nigerian Army conducting recruitment exercise during Ramadan would put Muslim faithfuls, who are fasting, at a disadvantage. The decision was arrived at by JNI at its recently-concluded annual central council meeting in Kaduna, which held on May 21 and 22.

Sultan of Sokoto slams NYSC for resuming orientation camp during RamadanHe made this known in a statement. The statement reads:

Sultan of Sokoto slams NYSC for resuming orientation camp during Ramadan

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

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JNI also 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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