The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad, has condemned the decision of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to continue with its orientation camps for youth corp members during the Ramadan fast.
The organization also called on the Nigerian Army to postpone its planned recruitment exercise until Muslims have concluded their fasting period. JNI said that NYSC continuing the orientation program and the Nigerian Army conducting recruitment exercise during Ramadan would put Muslim faithful who are fasting at a disadvantage.
“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,” JNI said.
The decision was arrived at by JNI at its recently-concluded annual central council meeting in Kaduna, which held on May 21 and 22.
Vanguard reports that the 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.