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Sports Ministry Warns Army over Dehumanisation of NYSC Members


Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare

Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has urged that all Army and Para- Military personnel be re-oriented and asked to cease dehumanising actions against NYSC Corps members across the country.

The appeal was on the heels of an unfortunate incident that occurred on July 28, 2021 in Cross River State, where a female youth corper was dehumanised as revealed in a video.

In a statement yesterday, the sports ministry said it had received a full briefing from the Director General of the NYSC about the unfortunate incident.

The NYSC and the Army authorities have since commenced investigation of the said incident and the officer involved as evidenced by the statement released by the Army authorities.
It also praised the Nigerian Army DHQ, for issuing a statement condemning the dehumanising of the Corps member as highly unprofessional and unacceptable.

“The ministry also condemns in very strong terms this incident. We believe and have been assured that the Army with its discipline and commitment to professional ethics will make sure justice is served.

“The Ministry wants to further urge that all Army and Para- Military personnel be re-oriented and be asked to stop any such dehumanising actions against Corps members across the country,” it said.
It added that the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has further directed that henceforth close monitoring of all camps be intensified to avoid similar occurrences.



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