This is a story, an article, heck I don’t really
know, but I know this, the past and the present collides here. So let’s begin like this. Once upon a time,
fresh from the internal discord between a certain people whose northern and southern
protectorate were married in the year 1914 to produce a country, a scheme was
instituted for the youth to serve, to blend, see new places and learn. The scheme was created in a bid to reconstruct,
reconcile and rebuild the country after the Civil war; the unfortunate background
in our national history. So every year
Nigerian graduates within Nigeria and the diaspora are sent on errands for one
whole year: for one year o!!! For most they are sent to other states different from where they reside.
At 3:18 pm of the 22nd of
October 2015, the long awaited call up/ Posting letter for all batch b 2015
which was due to be out at midnight of the previous day was officially finally released.
The entire social media went crazy, I followed
it. But I declined checking mine.
As I opened a new tab on my phone, my heart
beat so fast. I knew I wasn't normal, and so I quickly logged on to the
official national youth service Corps. Site
and then I tried to login.
Error 403 was displayed “like seriously?! In
this matter too”
This "Error 403” issue has been
on for quite a while now, especially when using a mobile phone. But considering the fact that more than 50%
of the population of youth would use a mobile phone, if this service doesn't
work on them, then this service doesn't just work. Well it dawned on me, my laptop is dead; so I
switched to desktop mode on my phone and voilà! I was able to get in.
Racing quickly to the login link and
scrolling to "print call-up letter" and then it opened. You have been posted to Zamfara, “what! How!
Were my personal angels sleeping!? I have never even been to the north!!” my mums reaction was simple “you are not going anywhere”
Brace yourself, more to follow…
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