My NYSC Camp experience (Episode 1)

A graphics of me before going to NYSC camp.

Khair

I was part of the early birds that registered for NYSC Batch C, expecting to be with the first stream but something inside me was telling me I might not be going with stream 1. I never listened to that thing🙄.
Preparation wise, I was not ready for camping, I just wished they postpone the stream 1 to November 2018.
To my biggest surprise, NYSC didn’t postpone the stream 1 rather, I was pulled out of stream 1. That was never my wish 😕. All of my friends were mobilized with stream 1, everytime each one of them call me to tell me where they were posted to, I felt really bad Ofcourse I’m happy for them but why? Why can’t I just go with this stream?
I accepted my fate and moved on, I kept on seeing my mates pictures around, in khakhi, I was so sure that I will wear that khakhi too.
I asked questions that will aid my sweet stay in camp as I was patiently waiting for my mobilization. I always feel like smashing my phone anytime I checked my dash board to see this appalling statement “sorry you are not on this stream, you will be notified…”
Some people will say January, some after election 😱.
My gosh will ever I ever wear this khakhi? I followed every NYSC pages on social media, turned on post notifications and all.

Finally, I found out that this stream will be going by November the 15th 2018, woo-hoo 💃, I’m going to camp soon but where am I going??? I don’t know yet, initially I pick Kwara, Ogun, Kano and Rivers but I wanted Oyo.

I was a graduate trainee at Gravity FM, I’ve met people so special to me that I don’t want to stay far away from, plus it will be easier for me serving at a place closer to my home.
Boom! 💣 our call up letter was out after waiting for so long, then I checked my dashboard to see the shocker of my life 😑 I don’t know if I should smile or cry, it was a mixed feeling at the same time confusing.
I was deployed to Ogun State but my camp address read Iseyin camp Oyo State!!!
What is this? This is not Ogun State camp 🤷, or I am deployed to Oyo 💃 or there is mistake somewhere. All these questions were running on my little mind
I tried solving this puzzle, I found out that Oyo is hosting Ogun State, Ohhhhhhh!!! I want Oyo now 😫, why 😩?? I want to come back to Gravity FM 🙄, but will I redeploy? On what ground 😓? I don’t know 🤦…

A graphics of me before going to NYSC camp.

Khair

Thanks for reading 😎…

The camp experience is up next and you know what? The struggle started from the very first day 😕 gawd! It was fun and hellish… Watch out !!!

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I am Hummulikhair Aderonke Lawal, a graduate of the Department of Mass Communication Fountain University Osogbo. I believe that versatility will take you anywhere so I decided to be versatile. I am a presenter, a voice artist, video editor, audio editor, graphics artist, writer and I am now a blogger. All pictures and graphics here were designed by myself. Thanks for stopping by😍💞💝💗💕

31 Comments

  1. Adeyemo Abdullateef ALAO

    December 13, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Allah knows His reasons for the delay to service, enjoy your stay at camp n wish you best in PPA in the name of my big boss (Sheriff Ibrahim).

  2. Khair

    December 13, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Thank you so much for this 😍

  3. AbdulGafar

    December 13, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Before camp wasn’t exactly subtle, its never a rocket science, though it can be bewildering.
    The thing is, do take ur time, look around and enjoy every single day of ur service year.

    • Khair

      December 13, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks

  4. Abdulazeez ibrahim

    December 13, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Nice and inspiring write up…I had almost the same ishhhh but mine was rather worse than yours..a whole year difference.sh*t happens but last last we go dey alright…

    Proud of you….

    • Khair

      December 13, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks, It’s well

  5. Abudu

    December 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Lovely write up can’t wait to read your camp experience. And your pics and graphic designs are awesome.

    • Khair

      December 13, 2018 at 12:48 pm

      Awww, thank you

  6. Idowu Sodoli

    December 13, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Give us episode two, thanks.

    • Khair

      December 13, 2018 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks ma

  7. Jad

    December 13, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    👍 well done My lovely sister, nice write up!!!

    • Khair

      December 13, 2018 at 6:24 pm

      Thank you brother 😍😎.

  8. Yusful

    December 14, 2018 at 5:42 am

    It shall be well with you, Allah will shall ordained unto us, and is the best Architect of our life, I have similar story either, but I have a believe that what is meant for us never pass by without fulfilled, and what’s not meant for someone will surely pass by no matter the effort we put in.
    Digest my words and choose the best out of it. All the very best for you sister.

    • Khair

      December 14, 2018 at 5:45 am

      Amin, thank you so much

  9. Sheryna

    December 14, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Episode 2 sharp sharp abeg.

    • Khair

      December 14, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      Lol, OK sir 🏃

  10. Sotonye Jumbo

    December 14, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Beautiful piece, I could feel your emotions experience like I was in a story book… I can’t wait to read about the experience you had in camp

    • Khair

      December 15, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      Thanks for this

  11. S.AbdulSamad

    December 15, 2018 at 7:13 am

    Ma Shaa Allah,Enjoy when you can and endure where you must. I have nothing but a huge respect for you and much of it. It’s all good. M waiting for the next episode. May Allah makes it easy for you. Ukhtiyy.

    • Khair

      December 15, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      Thank you so much

  12. Adewale Mazeedah

    December 15, 2018 at 10:20 am

    I was also praying for stream 11, but was mobilized for stream 1. But i really enjoyed Ogun state camp. Its indeed FIVE STAR CAMP. Thumbs up

    • Khair

      December 15, 2018 at 9:49 pm

      You know that feeling 😖

  13. Abdulfatai sukurat

    December 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    pls episode 2, so interested

    • Khair

      December 16, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      Thank you darling

  14. Abdulfatai sukurat

    December 16, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Episode 2 pls, Tank u

  15. Fatimah

    December 19, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Thumb up dear

    • Khair

      December 19, 2018 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks love

  16. Adekunle Adetoro

    December 23, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Wow khair, I’m really impressed, nice work…… proud of you ma’am.. next episode please 🙏🙏🙏 taink you

    • Khair

      December 23, 2018 at 10:44 am

      Thanks for the comment. Episode 2 coming tra

  17. Abiodun Mohammed

    September 17, 2019 at 3:11 am

    Well done Khair. I personally feel the one-year national service in Nigeria is an “induction to adulthood” for many higher institution graduates whose fledgling minds need doses of national reality.
    From the perilous journeys across the length and breadth of the country to the sudden military drills in camp, one would find it not too difficult to conclude that the exercise is meant to instill courage, patriotism and perseverance in the minds of Nigeria’s youthful population.
    However, the National Youth Service Corps needs to raise the bar by improving the camp conditions, reviewing the quality of the NYSC fabric and ultimately paying good attention to the welfare of Corp members so that the dedication of the “corpers” is sustained.

    • Khair

      September 17, 2019 at 5:09 am

      Hmmmmm, deep! They have lost the dedication of Corps members, they need to raise the bar to bring it back. Thanks for stopping by ☺

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