Some female corps members on the platform of ‘Serve With Skirts Movement’ have threatened to sue the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) over its compulsory use of trousers during the one-year mandatory service.
At a protest in Abuja on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, the group alleged that the use of trousers by female corps members “evoke immorality”.
The protesting corps members were seen carrying placards with various inscriptions like: “There is a difference between the world and the daughters of God”, “Our sisters cannot dress like men, they should be decently covered” and “We are not worldly we are true children of God” among others.
Addressing journalists, one of the leaders of the group, Barrister Udochi Emmanuel Baba, lamented the harsh treatment meted out to female corps members who refused to wear trousers during their service year.
She noted that the law establishing the NYSC does not clearly state what the uniform should be.
She maintained that they would rather go back to the 70s ” when female corps members were allowed to wear skirts” during their service year.