The director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Shuaibu Ibrahim has stated that the dress code for Corp members remains a shirt and khaki.
Ibrahim stated this in reaction to the suspension of two female corp members who wore skirts instead of trousers as stipulated by NYSC.
A statement signed by Adenike Adeyemi, sees Ibrahim urging corp members to adhere to the rules given.
“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.