The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, an Islamic body in Nigeria, led by Abubakar Sa’ad, the Sultan of Sokoto, has slammed the NYSC based on its decision to continue running its orientation camps for fresh graduates across the country, despite the Ramadan fast.
The body made this claim at its recently-concluded annual central council meeting in Kaduna between May 21st and 22nd, which included fervent prayers for ailing President Muhammadu Buhari.
They also called on the Nigerian Army to immediately suspend its planned recruitment exercise until Muslims have concluded their 2017 Ramadan fast.
The JNI braced the NYSC to honour a previous agreement entered by the two parties for camp activities to be placed on hold during Ramadan.
“This is because the prospective corps members would be at disadvantage to their faith and other camp activities.
“In the same vein, the council calls on the authority of the Nigerian Army to postpone the intended recruitment exercise until after Ramadan to avoid putting prospective candidates at disadvantage,”