The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, has “condemned in strongest terms” the decision of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to continue with its orientation activities for recent graduates Nigeria due to the Ramadan fast.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad, who is the head of the body also urged the Nigerian Army to immediately postpone its proposed recruitment exercise until the fasting period is over.
The decision was part of resolutions, reached by JNI at its recently-concluded annual central council meeting in Kaduna, which held on May 21 and 22.
According to Vanguard, the body said that the NYSC orientation activities and the Nigerian Army’s recruitment, during this Ramadan, would put Muslim faithful, specifically those observing fasting and prayers 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,” the body said.
The JNI called on the NYSC to honour a previous agreement between the two parties that NYSC camp activities will not hold during Ramadan.