10 Reasons Why FG Must Stop Sending Southerners To The North For NYSC

10 Reasons why Federal Government Must Stop Sending Southerners to the North for NYSC Now!

I was on the phone talking to one of my former students and a friend who has just been posted to Kano state for NYSC when I decided to make this appeal to the National Assembly and GEJ’s administration. My friend said he has not slept since he picked up his posting letter. His family has warned him not to go to Kano. His cousins in Kano are concluding plans on how to relocate from Kano and have told him that he is on his own. So, why should he risk his life embarking on a journey to the dreaded Kano? Why should Southerners take the big risk of ‘serving’ in the North? It doesn’t follow common sense. So, I came up with ten reasons why the Federal Government must stop sending Southerners to the North.alt

1. First, the slogan “Youths obey the clarion call; Under the sun or in the rain” is for an enthusiastic copper looking forward to the adventure of National Youth Service and not for one scared of kids in his neighborhood even in the school where he is conducting his primary assignment.

2. The backbone of Decree No.24 of 22nd May 1973, establishing NYSC which was “encouragement and development of common ties among the youths of Nigeria and the promotion of national unity" is no longer tenable under the present spate of targeted bombings by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. The ties are broken and a big question mark hanging over the unity.

3. The gruesome images of Coppers that were senselessly killed as the fallout to the 2011 presidential election in Bauchi and other northern states would have been enough for a proactive National Assembly and administration to restructure or scrap NYSC.

4. A couple of weeks ago, we saw a dress rehearsal of what reappraisal attack will look like in Kaduna. The spate of recent bombing is a pointer that Kaduna and Kano in particular and all northern states are just disasters waiting to happen.

5. If southerners that have lived in Kano, Kaduna and other northern states for years are fleeing the states for their safety, common sense warrants that fresh graduates should not be offered for sacrifice in the name “serving Nigeria.”

6. In 2004, Olusegun Obasanjo said that any Nigerian who was not prepared to die for the country did not deserve to be a Nigerian citizen. If what it takes to be a Nigerian citizen is to sacrifice the lives of young graduates, these graduates will rather prefer to be living citizens of their states than dead citizens of a dying Nigeria.

7. The NYSC objective of trying to “inculcate in Nigerian Youths the spirit of selfless service to the community” can be actualized in any part of Nigeria even in one’s own state.

8. The NYSC objective of emphasizing “the spirit of oneness and brotherhood of all Nigerians, irrespective of cultural or social background” has been defeated by Boko Haram elements under the watchful eyes of elites and governors from the North.

9. The slogan “Nigeria is ours and Nigeria we serve” that we are forced to memorize at the orientation camps across the country runs contrary to the reality of everyday governance in Nigeria. Nigeria belongs to the crooks at the national and state assemblies and government houses and not the youths. So, why ‘serve’ to be killed then?

10. I agree with Mr. Bola Ige who once said that he was sure that Nigeria was worth living for but he was not so sure that it was worth dying for. My friend who has just been posted to Kano feels that way too. Mr. Ige eventually died ‘serving’ Nigeria but I don’t want my friend to die too.

From recent events regrettably, it is clear that the Nigerian government is incapable of saving a life. GEJ and whoever is responsible for sending Southerners to the north to be slaughtered may not “give a damn” but I do.

The real problem with Nigeria is that we make “a lot of noise” after avoidable national disaster and calamity and then go to sleep. The resent clash of DANA airline 6 years after Sosoliso is still fresh. As the latest batch of Coppers start their ‘orientation’ across Nigeria this week, most of us have forgotten about the premeditated killings of Coppers in Bauchi state last year. The relocation of orientation camp for Corps members posted to Borno and Yobe States to Adamawa is not enough as no state in the North (including Adamawa) is safe for Southerners as recent spate of killings have shown (maybe with the exception of Benue, Taraba and Kogi states).

Finally, we don’t have to wait for another senseless killing to do what we can do now. Goodluck Jonathan’s administration and the National Assembly should not relax in their safe havens in Abuja and eat ewedu and pounded yam as fresh Nigerian graduates from the South embark on another risky ‘National Service’ in the North. They should therefore be proactive and immediately restructure/scrap the program or simply stop sending Southerners to the North.

In March 2011, I lost a cousin in Maiduguri and many Southerners can also recount their personal loss. Unnecessary death of Nigerians Coppers is avoidable. Going forward, I want every Nigerian to therefore hold the National Assembly and GEJ’s administration accountable for the life of every Youth Copper. A word they say is enough for the wise.

Churchill.okonkwo@gmail.com



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Re: 10 Reasons Why Federal Government Must Stop Sending Southerners To The North For Nysc Now!
Bode Eluyera posted on 07-04-2012, 08:52:38 AM
10 MORE REASONS WHY A YOUTH CORPER FROM THE SOUTH MUST NEVER NEVER NEVER EVEN CONTEMPLATE OF GOING TO THE NORTH TO SERVE!!!

OUR LIVES ARE MUCH MORE PRECIOUS THAN SOME USELESS NYSC!!!

TO HELL WITH JONATHAN BADLUCK AND RUQAYATTU AHMED RUFAI WITH THEIR NYSC!!!

DON'T WASTE YOUR LIFE FOR NIGERIA!!! NIGERIA DOES NOT WORTH IT!!!



Una, my Southern brother, una do well with that una article. As a matter of fact, there are 1000 reasons why a Southerner must NEVER go to the North for any useless NYSC which is nothing but exploitation. But, I want to point out 10 other good reasons that you left out:

1. NIGERIA IS AN ARTIFICIAL COUNTRY CREATED BY THE BRITISH FOR THEIR OWN SELFISH ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL INTERESTS WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE SOUTH. If not for the British, Ndigbo can NEVER be in the same country with the descendants of Usman Dan Fodio.

2. The North, a la Boko Haram are against Western education. So, the question is 'Why force on somebody what he loathes? Why waste your precious time and risk your teaching, training and treating people that don't need the knowledge?

3. The North is an ingrate. Instead of appreciating the sacrifice of those Southerners that have treated, trained and taught them all these years, na kill them dey kill them.

4. The whole exercise is fruitless and has not achieved the set goals since its inception. According to Balarabe Musa, in terms of education, the gap between the North and the South is at least 40 years!

5. Nigeria does not merit/deserve our free labour.

6. Nigeria is already a FAILED STATE, THE BIGGEST BANANA REPUBLIC IN THE WORLD, A DOOMED AND SICK COUNTRY!

7. Nigeria has been ruled since independence by INCOMPETENT, CORRUPT, VISIONLESS AND MORALLY BANKRUPT OPPORTUNISTS AND BANDITS imposed on us by Western countries.

8. 80% of Nigeria's problems were caused by the North and military.

9. A country and government that can not produce the most basic ammenities like water and electricity for more than 52 years, incapable of protecting our rights, properties and lives neither inside nor outside the country does not deserve our respect and sacrifice.

10. Nigeria is just NOT worth dying for under any circumstances. There is has NEVER been ONE NIGERIA, there is no ONE NIGERIA NOW and there will NEVER be ONE NIGERIA. If you die, the best Jonathan Badluck will do is express his 'profound' sympathy. You will be given a mass burial. As a matter of fact you will be lucky to even get one. Your family will receive no compensation because Jonathan will tell them that you died 'on service' - serving Nigeria., your motherlandyyyy!

Therefore, I don't expect any youth corper that cherishes his life to take the risk of going to serve in the North. Life is the most precious thing that we all have. Please don't waste it nor allow Jonathan Badluck to waste it.

TELL JONATHAN BADLUCK AND THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION(RUKAYAT RUFAI, another descendant of Usman Dan Fodio) TO GO TO HELL WITH THEIR NYSC! YOUR LIFE IS MUCH MORE PRECIOUS!!!

ONE NIGERIA IS ALREADY A FAILED PROJECT!!!

THERE WAS NEVER ONE NIGERIA! THERE IS NO ONE NIGERIA NOW! AND THERE WILL NEVER BE ONE NIGERIA IN THE NEXT 500 YEARS! TIME HAS PROVED THAT A HAUSA-FULANI MAN CAN NEVER DEFEND THE INTERESTS(RIGHTS, PROPERTIES AND LIVES) OF NDIGBO NEITHER INSIDE NOR OUTSIDE NIGERIA! LET US STOP DECEIVING OURSELVES!

IT DIED COMPLETELY WHEN CHIEF MOSHOOD ABIOLA, THE WINNER OF THE JUNE 12 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS WAS MURDERED IN PRISON BY NORTHERN MILITARY OFFICERS (WITH THE COLLABORATION AND APPROVAL OF THE AMERICAN, BRITISH AND FRENCH GOVERNMENTS)!

LET US SAVE NIGERIANS AND NOT NIGERIA FROM COMPLETE DESTRUCTION BY INCOMPETENT, CORRUPT, VISIONLESS AND MORALLY BANKRUPT OPPORTUNISTS LIKE JONATHAN BADLUCK AND HIS COLLEAGUES BY BREAKING UP NIGERIA!!!


JONATHAN BADLUCK, STELLA ODUA, ALLISON MADUEKE HAVE MURDERED THEM AND KILLED THEIR DREAMS!!!! WHAT A
PITY!!!

My articles including \"Oodua Republic:To Be Or Not To Be?\", 'One Nigeria': To Be Or Not To Be?' and my latest series 'YORUBA ROONU DADA - RE: SALIHU LUKMAN'S OPEN LETTERS TO SEN. BOLA TINUBU, MUHAMMADU BUHARI; EL-RUFAI AND NDIGBOS' 2015 PRESIDENTIAL AGENDA' are available at nigeriansinamerica.com.

YOU ARE FREE TO REPUBLISH THIS POST ON YOUR BLOG, SOCIAL WEB SITES AND SEND IT TO FEMI FALANA,WOLE SOYINKA, BOLA TINUBU,RAUF AREGBESOLA, MUHAMMAD FAWEHINMI, JONATHAN BADLUCK, FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES, POLITICIANS, HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS, E.T.C. THANK YOU.
Re: [Articles] 10 Reasons Why Federal Government Must Stop Sending Southerners To The North For Nysc Now!
Bode Eluyera posted on 07-04-2012, 08:58:28 AM
10 MORE REASONS WHY A YOUTH COPPER FROM THE SOUTH MUST NEVER NEVER NEVER EVEN CONTEMPLATE OF GOING TO THE NORTH TO SERVE!!!

OUR LIVES ARE MUCH MORE PRECIOUS THAN SOME USELESS NYSC!!!

TO HELL WITH JONATHAN BADLUCK AND RUQAYATTU AHMED RUFAI WITH THEIR NYSC!!!

DON'T WASTE YOUR LIFE FOR NIGERIA!!! NIGERIA DOES NOT WORTH IT!!!



Una, my Southern brother, una do well with that una article. As a matter of fact, there are 1000 reasons why a Southerner must NEVER go to the North for any useless NYSC which is nothing but exploitation. But, I want to point out 10 other good reasons that you left out:

1. NIGERIA IS AN ARTIFICIAL COUNTRY CREATED BY THE BRITISH FOR THEIR OWN SELFISH ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL INTERESTS WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE SOUTH. If not for the British, Ndigbo can NEVER be in the same country with the descendants of Usman Dan Fodio.

2. The North, a la Boko Haram are against Western education. So, the question is 'Why force on somebody what he loathes? Why waste your precious time and risk your teaching, training and treating people that don't need the knowledge?

3. The North is an ingrate. Instead of appreciating the sacrifice of those Southerners that have treated, trained and taught them all these years, na kill them dey kill them.

4. The whole exercise is fruitless and has not achieved the set goals since its inception. According to Balarabe Musa, in terms of education, the gap between the North and the South is at least 40 years!

5. Nigeria does not merit/deserve our free labour.

6. Nigeria is already a FAILED STATE, THE BIGGEST BANANA REPUBLIC IN THE WORLD, A DOOMED AND SICK COUNTRY!

7. Nigeria has been ruled since independence by INCOMPETENT, CORRUPT, VISIONLESS AND MORALLY BANKRUPT OPPORTUNISTS AND BANDITS imposed on us by Western countries.

8. 80% of Nigeria's problems were caused by the North and military.

9. A country and government that can not produce the most basic ammenities like water and electricity for more than 52 years, incapable of protecting our rights, properties and lives neither inside nor outside the country does not deserve our respect and sacrifice.

10. Nigeria is just NOT worth dying for under any circumstances. There is has NEVER been ONE NIGERIA, there is no ONE NIGERIA NOW and there will NEVER be ONE NIGERIA. If you die, the best Jonathan Badluck will do is express his 'profound' sympathy. You will be given a mass burial. As a matter of fact you will be lucky to even get one. Your family will receive no compensation because Jonathan will tell them that you died 'on service' - serving Nigeria., your motherlandyyyy!

Therefore, I don't expect any youth corper that cherishes his life to take the risk of going to serve in the North. Life is the most precious thing that we all have. Please don't waste it nor allow Jonathan Badluck to waste it.

TELL JONATHAN BADLUCK AND THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION(RUKAYAT RUFAI, another descendant of Usman Dan Fodio) TO GO TO HELL WITH THEIR NYSC! YOUR LIFE IS MUCH MORE PRECIOUS!!!

ONE NIGERIA IS ALREADY A FAILED PROJECT!!!

THERE WAS NEVER ONE NIGERIA! THERE IS NO ONE NIGERIA NOW! AND THERE WILL NEVER BE ONE NIGERIA IN THE NEXT 500 YEARS! TIME HAS PROVED THAT A HAUSA-FULANI MAN CAN NEVER DEFEND THE INTERESTS(RIGHTS, PROPERTIES AND LIVES) OF NDIGBO NEITHER INSIDE NOR OUTSIDE NIGERIA! LET US STOP DECEIVING OURSELVES!

IT DIED COMPLETELY WHEN CHIEF MOSHOOD ABIOLA, THE WINNER OF THE JUNE 12 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS WAS MURDERED IN PRISON BY NORTHERN MILITARY OFFICERS (WITH THE COLLABORATION AND APPROVAL OF THE AMERICAN, BRITISH AND FRENCH GOVERNMENTS)!

LET US SAVE NIGERIANS AND NOT NIGERIA FROM COMPLETE DESTRUCTION BY INCOMPETENT, CORRUPT, VISIONLESS AND MORALLY BANKRUPT OPPORTUNISTS LIKE JONATHAN BADLUCK AND HIS COLLEAGUES BY BREAKING UP NIGERIA!!!


JONATHAN BADLUCK, STELLA ODUA, ALLISON MADUEKE HAVE MURDERED THEM AND KILLED THEIR DREAMS!!!! WHAT A
PITY!!!

My articles including \"Oodua Republic:To Be Or Not To Be?\", 'One Nigeria': To Be Or Not To Be?' and my latest series 'YORUBA ROONU DADA - RE: SALIHU LUKMAN'S OPEN LETTERS TO SEN. BOLA TINUBU, MUHAMMADU BUHARI; EL-RUFAI AND NDIGBOS' 2015 PRESIDENTIAL AGENDA' are available at nigeriansinamerica.com.

YOU ARE FREE TO REPUBLISH THIS POST ON YOUR BLOG, SOCIAL WEB SITES AND SEND IT TO FEMI FALANA,WOLE SOYINKA, BOLA TINUBU,RAUF AREGBESOLA, MUHAMMAD FAWEHINMI, JONATHAN BADLUCK, FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES, POLITICIANS, HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS, E.T.C. THANK YOU.
Re: 10 Reasons Why Federal Government Must Stop Sending Southerners To The North For Nysc Now!
Bode Eluyera posted on 07-04-2012, 09:18:17 AM
OTHER SOUTHERN STATES SHOULD BORROW A LEAF FROM LAGOS STATE WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY TO SHOW THAT WE ARE SERIOUS AND CARE FOR THE SAFETY AND LIVES OF OUR CORPERS/KINSMEN!!!


Reps Order NYSC To Repost Corps Members From Troubled States.


The House of Representatives on Tuesday ordered the National Youth Service Corps to stop posting graduates who have been mobilised for the compulsory national service to volatile states in Northern Nigeria.
The lawmakers gave this directive following protests by corps members posted to such states that their lives would be in danger due to the Boko Haram crisis.
The House, however, said that those corps members who wish to serve in such states should be allowed to do so, including their indigenes.

Assembly rejects North for Lagos NYSC members

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday rejected the posting of graduates from the state to the northern part of the country for their compulsory one-year national service.
The Chairman, Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, made this known while receiving National Youth Service Corps members from the Lagos State University, who staged a demonstration to the Assembly on Tuesday.
The lawmaker said, "The House at its plenary yesterday (Monday) passed a resolution to the Director-General of the NYSC, urging him not to post students from Lagos State to unsafe northern states, where security of lives and properties cannot be guaranteed."
He said the state was determined to protect people of the state, especially its youths, from danger.
He added that the government would resist any attempt by the NYSC to post any student from the state to troubled states for the service year.
The students had besieged the Assembly with placards with inscriptions such as 'LASU says no to posting to the North, and 'No service in Boko Haram States', among others.
Spokesperson for the students, who is also the Chairman, Senior Staff Association of the university, Mrs. Sessi Funmi, lamented the rate of killings and bombings in the northern part of the country, describing it as unbearable.
She said, "Our lawmakers should help to stop our graduates from being posted to these volatile states. The security of our youths cannot be guaranteed."
In a related development, the Assembly has summoned the contractor handling the construction of Ariyo-Ira-Muwo-Tedi-Abule Oshun Bridge in Ojo Local Government Area over its failure to complete the project on schedule.
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