STOP ARMY RECRUITMENT AND NYSC CAMP IN RAMADAN!!!
The Da’awa Coordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN), an umbrella body in Nigeria for Da’awah Organizations/Institutions that include, National Council of Muslims Youth Organizations, Muslims Students Society, Islamic Education Trust, National Education Trust, Council of Ulam’a; Council of Da’awah and Welfare of Coverts, Jama’atu Nasril Islam, Women in Da’awah, Muslims Sister’s Organization, Islamic Medical Association, World Muslims Assembly, Adabiyyah Kamaliya among others.
Wishes to remind Nigeria Government and its Parastatals such as the Nigeria Army and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) that Muslims are part of Nigeria and indeed constitute majority of its population.
The Council finds it imperative to issue this statement due to insensitivity of the Government and its Agencies on National Programmes and activities that concern all Nigerians; a typical example is the 76th Nigeria Army Regular Recruits Intake, Zonal Screening Exercise from 27th May-9th June 2017 in Ramadan 1438. Similarly, the NYSC is holding another Orientation Camp from 27th May – 17th June, 2017. This action will subject the Muslim Candidates and Corps members to unnecessary hardship and divert their attention from the required attention of every Muslim in Ramadan of spiritual attention/dedication. Participants may have to stop fasting or break it or fail to qualify in the Camp activities. This kind of Camp has never and will never be fixed in Easter or Christmas festivals. We cannot understand why only Muslim sensitivities will be treated with lack of consideration.
Therefore, we call on the Acting President His Excellency Professor Yemi Osinbajo to immediately prevail on the Nigerian Army and the NYSC to stop the Camps and shift the dates till after Ramadan. Failure to do so, may lead to our advising Muslim leadership in Nigeria to call on Muslims to boycott the Camps and any other National activities of this nature that involve Muslims in Nigeria in Ramadan.
We equally call on the leadership of the National Assembly to halt the Camp and call to order the leadership of the Nigeria Army and the NYSC.
Mallam Muhammad Lawal Maidoki Engr. Ahmad M.Y. Jumba
National President National Secretary General