NYSC backs Army over detention of female soldier who accepted corps member’s marriage proposal

NYSC backs Army over detention of female soldier who accepted corps member’s marriage proposal

Female soldier receiving a proposal from NYSC member

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The National Youth Service Corps has backed the Nigerian Army over the detention of a female soldier who got engaged to a corps member.

WuzupNigeria reported that the female soldier was detained by the army for alleged violation of military traditions after a video of their proposal went viral.

Reacting to the incident between the male corp member at the NYSC orientation camp in Yikpata, Kwara State, the NYSC showed support for the army's decision.

The Director-General of the NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim Shuaibu reacted to the matter during a press briefing in Abuja.

He said, “Every organisation has its own customs and traditions, and we have to abide by it. We, on our part, have spoken to our corps members.

“We encourage them to inter-marry, but we have never had a situation where a corps member will go and propose (to a soldier).

“The Army has its own tradition and they will not joke with it. So, we always tell our corps members to play by the rules.

“I can assure that the army as an institution is built on its customs and traditions, and anything that will impinge on discipline, they will not take it lightly.”

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