The 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.
The Ministry wants to further urge that all Army and Para- Military personnel be re-oriented and be asked to stop any such dehumanizing actions against Corps members across the country.
The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development has further directed that henceforth close monitoring of all camps be intensified to avoid similar occurrences.