Category Archives: Diary

That book in which we keep a daily record of our events and experiences from our service year.

What Your Plans Should Be After Passing out.

Congratulations on your Passing Out?

I know it’s been a tough, hot and rough one year but you’ve finally made it. You deserve a pat on the back.

Now if you didn’t read our article on What Your Plans Should Be After NYSC, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. I will be giving you the various things you can do after your service year if you aren’t really doing anything now.

1. Firstly, be sure to send out your CV’s. Now a few of you might have done this before your Passing put ceremony. Be sure to send this out to various institutions of your interest. Do not discriminate against any institution. The labor market might be difficult but its has several opportunities.

2. Your SAED training is finally useful?.(Even though we never thought it would be) You can establish yourself in any handwork you engage in. Soft loans are issued by banks and organizations to aid Corpers start up their independent entrepreneurial businesses. So be sure to reach out.

3. Internship?. You are never too old to do internship with an organization. This gives your more work experience whether or not in your field. Never forget that no knowledge is wasted. Besides you get to fill in that time with  something valuable and adds to your CV.

4. Make good use of social media. It’s no hidden thing that a lot of Graduates find their jobs and skills through social media. So be sure to put yourself out there. Don’t be shy. Use your twitter as a storm of advertising your CV. You can tag us to RT @_nysc.

Dont be shy to reach out for help on your social media. Your helper could be a RY away ?

NYSC Member Dies A Few Hours To Passing Out Ceremony.

A few hours to his Passing Out  ceremony, corp member, Segun Daniel, died shortly after complaining of headache.

He was concluding his service in Sokoto state. THis news was put on a social media platform by his friend.

Here’s what his friend, Solanke, wrote;

“I was about calling to congratulate you on the completion of your NYSC when I received the news of your demise. Just this past week, U sent me your service pictures that u wish to enlarge them whenever you are back and have kept your passport photograph not knowing you won’t come back for it ..

Agbayanu Daniel as I fondly call u… The moments we shared will forever be fresh in my memory. You made an impact in my life… I can never forget you blood. Still finding it difficult to believe u are gone my senior friend … RIP Saanu Daniel Segun”

Also, another friend Daniel, confirmed the news by writing;

‘Hmmmm Death why did you snatch away this soul. Already at the edge of fulfilling destiny yet you took him away. Saanu Daniel Segun i wish you can wake up. I remember how we spoke at learnt discussing your plans. Never knew that will be the end. Still in shock about your demise. You were an inspiration in the music minisytry, i look up to you in worship session. You were not only a best friend but also a family, we bonded, play and scold each other. I never imagined this how we gonna end.

Thank God you made use of the opportunity of being zealous for the work of God.
Rest in the bossom of the lord.
Sun re o my ever loving namesake and brother in CHRIST ‘

May his soul Rest In Peace.


An Ode To Our Batch A Stream I Corpers.

One year begun,

with so much uncertainty and fear

but then the time you thought would never come,

Is finally here.

Remember the long queues

and those awful orange shoes

coupled with the hot red sun

plus the food that was barely done

The Soldiers were another thing

waking us up at 5am in the morning

working you down to your spleen

and turned dancing into mourning

But those three weeks were over

and you actually thought things could get better didn’t you

But that scheme still had the power

and wherever they wanted, you’d move.

Down to the struggle of going to your PPA

And going there everyday

To Compulsory Days for Slacking(CDS)

That if you didn’t attend would make them send you packing

Fast forward to Monthly clearance

Those compulsory sufferhead plans

Thst would take you a week

and would always make you go home weak

But finally after all those challenges

you’ve overcome and succeeded

To finally encounter the different world’s faces

With the one year experience that has made you more guarded.

So from us to you, congratulations

And ensure you have an amazing celebration

Part and hope you don’t become a hackest

As you take a plunge into the large pool of the labor market.

Good luck.

Corper Presents Brand New Laptop To Best Graduating student At PPA.

One of the members the National Youth Service Corps who is currently serving in Port Harcourt, Rivers state has made headlines by awarding a brand new Lenovo laptop to the best graduating SS3 student of Government Senior Secondary School, Elekahia, Port Harcourt, Rivers state which is his place of primary assignment.

The recipient, Okoro Izuchukwu is a graduating SS3 student, and an aspiring lawyer. The gesture moved the recipient to tears as he was presented the prize for his diligence and hard-work.

The Corp member who goes by the instagram name @phoenix23401 shared the photo some few minutes ago as he awaits for his Passing Out Parade (POP) on Friday, 7th April, 2017.

We congratulate the recipient and give the Corper three heart cheers.

Also see: ‘Institutions Who Present Unqualified Graduates Will Be Persecuted’, NYSC DG.

Nigerian medical Association Responds To Fake Medical reports By NYSC Members.

The Nigerian Mediacal Associaltion(NMA) in a series of tweets has responded to the increasing issue of fake medical reports presented by Corps Members. The following Statement was released:

“The issue of phony medical reports supposedly from health facilities across the nation purportedly signed by doctors meant to aid redeployment of youth corpers to their states of choice is lately becoming an issue of concern to the medical profession.

In the last few weeks, we have seen several of such phony letters with increasing intensity and absurdity, a careful objective scrutiny and independent verification of some of those letters will reveal that they are most likely not written by doctors.

It is in view of the above that the National committee on Medical intelligence and surveillance together with the national committee on NYSC doctors with the full blessing of the NOC are putting Mechanisms in place to put a halt to the issue or at lease bring it down to the barest minimum possible.

Several steps have been taken by the national committee on NYSC doctors including plans to pay courtesy visit to the DG of NYSC at the Abuja headquarters to intimate him of this ugly trend and propose ways of curbing such acts moving forward including apprehending the bearers of such phony letters.

The National committee on Medical intelligence and surveillance will be completing such efforts and both committees have jointly proposed that all medical reports coming to the NYSC camp should first be scrutinized by the family physician posted to the camp ( Not NYSC doctors) for authentication, if found to be phony ( to be determined by a laid down criteria) such letters should be sent to the NMA national secretariat for further actions through the National committee which tracing the source of the letters back to their origin with the help of State Chapters Chairmen/ Secretaries to either apprehend the culprit or at least put the health facilities on notice that is being impersonated; if the latter is the outcome from the findings, the offending youth corpers can then be sanctioned appropriately, this will serve as a deterrent.

The above among other measurers are put in place to checkmate the situation and we welcome suggestions in this regards, we therefore call on the state chapters to give us the maximum support and cooperation possible to achieve success and nip the issue of phony medical reports in the bud once and for all.

Thank You”

Dr. AbdulGafar Jimoh

Chairman Committee on Medical Intelligence

Dr. Abdulrahman Usman

Chairman Committee on NYSC Doctors.

We advise Corps Members to be sure to visit a valid hospital when presenting their medical reports.

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Zamfara State Bydgets N49 Million For Renovation Of Orientation Camp.

The Government of Zamfara State has released N49 million for the renovation of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Permanent Orientation Camp in Tsafe.

The state Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Skills Acquisition, Alhaji Abdullahi Girbinbore, disclosed this while speaking to newsmen after inspecting the ongoing renovation of the camp on Friday.
He said that the gesture was in line with the state government’s plan to upgrade the camp facilities.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the NYSC had solicited the state government’s assistance to rehabilitate the camp facilities due to its dilapidated state.

The commissioner, who commended the contractor for the high quality of work done so far, urged him to ensure speedy completion of the project.
“Apart from the total renovation of this camp, the state government will award other contracts later to improve water supply and beddings among others,” he said.

In her remarks, the state NYSC Coordinator, Hajiya Rahamatu Sanda, thanked the state government for the project.
Sanda said that the project would enhance the wellbeing of the corps members and show that the state government supported the scheme.

She said the NYSC would continue to cooperate with the state government and other stakeholders in contributing to the development of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a total 3,950 corps members were posted to the state as 2016 Batch B stream 2, and are undergoing three weeks orientation training in the camp. (NAN)



The premises of Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri, was today filled with women, youths, political appointees who accompanied the Deputy governor of Imo State; Prince Eze Madumere (who wore an NYSC outfit) , Abia state governor; Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, -to receive the Acting-President of Nigeria; Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

It was gathered that the Acting President touched down to the Eastern Heartland of Nigeria for onward moving to Abia State to flag off “Made in Nigeria Products”.

Sources further hinted that Prof Osinbajo will also make use of the flag off to inspect “Made in Aba” shoes and other products, in addition call on Nigerians to patronise them.

NYSC DG Visits Kaduna Orientation Camp.

The Director-General, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, today inspected facilities at the NYSC Permanent Camp, Kaduna as the 2016 Batch ‘B’ (Stream II) Orientation Course enters the second day. He was taken round the various sections of the camp by the State Coordinator, Malam Bello Ballama where he inspected the facilities of the camp. #2016BatchB2Tour Continue reading NYSC DG Visits Kaduna Orientation Camp.