Members of NYSC 2016 Batch B corps serving across the nation have took to social media especially Facebook to lambast the scheme management for putting them in darkness about their POP/Winding Up programs.
The Corps members who were expected to wind up their service year yesterday 14th Dec according to initial schedule which was later postponed indefinitely accussed the scheme of wickedness, lack of organisation, insentivity among others.
Many of the corps members based their frustrations on the fact that many of them are year 2015 and early 2016 graduates who were not mobilized for service until Jan 2017 and there is certainty that they may not have their passing out parade until next year 2018.
The provocations were necessitated by the response of the scheme management to the rumour circulated around that the passion-out ceremony of the batch has been slated for 21st of this month which should be next week. And the happiness was shortlived by the disclaimer issued by the management on her official Facebook page NYSC.
The rejoinder reads…
“RE: 2016 BATCH ‘B’ STREAM II WINDING UP/PASSING-OUT DATE
“The Management of National Youth Service Corps wishes to state that the information in circulation, that it has fixed Passing-Out date for 2016 Batch ‘B’ Stream ll Corps Members for Thursday 21st December, 2017, is false.
“The general public, most especially our esteemed Corps Members and distinguished stakeholders should disregard the purported circular.
“We are using this medium to commend our Corps Members nationwide, for their patience, spirit of patriotism and selfless services through socio-economic development of their various host communities.
The official passing-out date would be communicated to the general public through our usual official channels – @nysc_ng, www.nysc.gov.ng,
The rejoinder has howver generated, more than five hundred reactions/ comments from the corps members who have hoped they would be able to go home with their certificate for this festive period.
Below her some of their reactions…
“*THE JOURNEY OF 2016 BATCH B STREAM 2*
The 2016 batch B stream 2 corp members have been recorded as the most delayed batch in the history of NYSC.
We were Mobilized and our names were latter removed from the list because NYSC claimed they had no money.
The senate intervened and instructed them to re-mobilize us
We waited patiently for time table, but to no avail. When many had given up hope of serving, they brought the long awaited time table
We were extremely happy and even resigned from our jobs because we were traveling to serve our fathers land in strange land…
Finally slept in cafe’ just to print the call-up and were faced with another shocker…..”you are not able to print your call-up because you are not in stream 1, you will be notified when to print”
We came back home from the cafe’ vigil looking so frustrated and confused.
We Started counting days, then weeks. The drama became serious and interesting as the time table for stream 2 was still under lock and key even when many seems to have resigned from their various working places.
They finally came to camp.
Now, allow us to go, they said NO, insisting we fulfil the scripture by seeing our children, grand-children, great grand-children and now, great great grand-children. We have seen 2017 batch A stream 1. We also welcomed 2017 Batch A stream 2. As if that was not enough, we welcomed 2017 Batch B stream 1 and are at the verge of welcoming 2017 Batch B stream 2.
The chronicles of 2016 stream 2 batch B corps members.
Mobilized 2016, served in 2017 and about passing out in 2018.”
Another Facebook user who also commentes wrote:
“I don’t even no what to tell u #NYSC, is not u people’s fault at all. I don’t just blame u people, I blame myself for agreeing to serve at the first place… U people r so selfish.. Nonsense nysc.”
Someone also wrote…
“Please just scrap d scheme, because is useless and frustrating. Hw can batch B meet batch B. Pls just stop dis scheme, bcus is only destroying the youths the more. You have release time table for 2017 batch B stream ll, while 2016 batch stream ll has nt passed out, dis is pure wickedness.”