The National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, has approved for Muslim members to wear a white shoulder-length hijab for religious purpose.
In a document, NYSC revealed that it only allows three types of dressing used by Corpers for different occasions.
The document reads , “The modes of dressing for corps members are classified into three categories , which are used for different occasions. One, within the camp during the orientation programme , their normal attire , except otherwise directed , consists of a pair of white shorts with a white vest and white canvas shoes and socks .
“ Two , for ceremonial purposes , the proper dressing is crested vest on top of a pair of Khaki trousers with a pair of jungle boots and socks with the trouser folded inside the socks . The belt and the Fez cap are to match .
“ Three, for Man O ’ War activities at the camp and Community Development Service programmes , they are expected to appear in a jacket and trousers with the plain white vest inside , the jungle boot and the Fez cap , as well as a customised belt to match.
“ On the use of the hijab , the NYSC does not issue the hijab as part of its uniform . However , the NYSC management allows corps members to use a white hijab that drops at shoulder level for religious purposes . ”