Sports Minister urges Nigerian Army to Stop dehumanizing actions against NYSC members
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has urged all Army and Para- Military personnel to stop dehumanizing actions against Corps members across the country.
This was coming against the backdrop of an unfortunate incident that occurred on July 28, 2021 in Cross River State where a female youth Corps member was dehumanized as revealed in a video that went viral on social media.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare further directed that henceforth close monitoring of all camps be intensified to avoid similar occurrences.
This was contained in a statement issued by the media office of the ministry on Friday.
The statement reads, “Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has received full briefing from the Director General of the NYSC about the unfortunate incident that occurred on July 28, 2021 in Cross River State where a female youth Corper was dehumanized as revealed in a video.
“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.
“The statement by the Nigerian Army DHQ describing the dehumanizing of the Corps member as highly unprofessional and unacceptable is welcomed.
“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.”