The National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, has stated that the dress code for Corp members are a shirt and khaki trousers.
This was disclosed by the director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Shuaibu Ibrahim, in reaction to the controversy surrounding the suspension of two corp members over their choice to wear skirt.
The suspended corps members are identified as Okafor Love Obianuju with registration number EB/19C/0523 and Odji Oritsetsolaye (EB/19C/0530).
Ibrahim via a statement issued on Monday by Adenike Adeyemi, urged Corp members to adhere to the dress code rule.
“The DG notes with great concern the negative perception of the scheme’s dress code, arising mostly from some corps members’ disobedience to the dictates of the code,” he said.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the scheme has maintained one dress code since May 22, 1973 when it was established, devoid of ethnic, religious or gender bias.
“The code remains a pair of khaki trousers and shirt; crested vest; white vest; a pair of white shorts; a pair of zebra-striped socks; a pair of jungle boots; a pair of canvas; belt and fez cap.
“This depends on camp activity at any point in any time.”
Ibrahim said that the national NYSC camp, predicated on discipline and decency, is a training ground for corps members.
“Any other dress code contrary to the officially-sanctioned one will not promote the course of decency,” he stated.