Aboh Victoria Otsanya, who was posted to Lagos State for the mandatory one-year National Service and supposed to partake in a 3-week orientation exercise, claimed she and other married women were not allowed to stay in camp.
According to her, it did not matter if they were not pregnant or nursing a child, all married woman were not permitted to stay at the orientation camp located in Iyana Ipaja.
She wrote on Tuesday, June 21,
“Iyana-lpaja orientation camp Lagos, married women are not allowed to camp weather pregnant or not, weather nursing mother or not non of us is allowed to stay in the camp.”
In a statement released on Friday, March 25, the state coordinator, Ada Imoni, stated the corps member “blatantly refused to wear the khaki trouser and instead opted to wear a khaki skirt.”
“She was made to face the camp court, found guilty and subsequently decamped in accordance to the provisions of the NYSC Bye-laws”. Imoni added.