Barring Pregnant Women, Nursing Mothers From NYSC Discriminatory – HURIWA

Must Read

COVID-19: Shutdown All State Borders, Delta Govt Tells FG

 Delta State Government has urged the Federal Government to close all inter-State borders in order to properly contain the...

Pastor Jailed For Claiming There’s No Coronavirus In Africa

A pastor has been charged and jailed by authorities in Uganda for allegedly denying the existence of the new...

Your ID Card Is Your Pass During Lockdown – Lai Mohammed Tells Journalists

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says journalists must use their valid identity cards to access their workplace during the...

COVID-19: Soyinka Describes Buhari’s Lockdown Of States As ‘Political Virus’

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari's order to lock down states in the nation by...

Coronavirus: My Position On Economy Misundersood – Tinubu

Bola Ahmed Tinubu National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says he hasn't called for...
daniel
Ardent Reader, News Freak, Socio-Political Commentator, Archaeologist & Pro-Democrat.

NYSCThe Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has described the decision of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) management to ban pregnant women and nursing mothers from participating in the yearly scheme as discriminatory and unconstitutional.
HURIWA in a statement jointly signed by its National Coordinator and National Media Affairs Director, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and Zainab Yusuf respectively, said the corps’ decision is a form of apartheid which will exclude those affected from deriving the benefits of the programme which is for national integration.
According to the statement, section 42 (1) of the Constitution of 1999 (as amended) clearly spelt out that government policy cannot be couched and implemented to primarily discriminate against any group of citizens under any guise.
“The Statutes of NYSC which was erroneously cited and misinterpreted as the authority for reaching this untoward policy by NYSC’s management team becomes null and void if it contravenes or contradicts the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution”, it said.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -