It was an extreme joy for corp members who recently finished their youth service in Kano, CmaTrends reports.
It is a known fact that one of the greatest initiatives of the Federal Government in Nigeria was the establishment of the National Youth Service Corps (better known as NYSC).
For corp members in Kano, it was a great thing for them to conclude their service, move back to their respective states and move forward in life.
During an interview session with some of these just passing out corp members, they shared several challenges and opportunities they encountered while serving their father-land in Kano, Nigeria.
Many Say that Kano is the commercial heartbeat of the nation, well let’s see if that’s true as we interview some of these passing out corp members.
According to Henry Ichade, who resides in Abuja shares experience on the Language barrier. He could not communicate with the natives of Kano.
Hysterically, he adds that there are sometimes he would tell the “Keke man” (Tricycle driver) to go “here” and then the “Keke man” (tricycle driver) will go “another place”.
He further posits that the north, Kano precisely is a place to be for other corp members who are yet to pass out. He backs this position by explaining how accommodating the natives have been seeing the fact that he doesn’t speak their language.
Henry further explains that foodstuff is cheap in Kano compared to other states in Nigeria.
Henry happy to share his experience with us told one of our correspondents one of the ugliest experiences he as had as a Corp member.
According to him,
One of the ugliest experiences I have had was during their fasting period. Although we have been told from camp (Karaye) not to eat in their presence during their fasting period. However, one evening, I was thirsty and decided to get a soft drink. Suddenly, a group of guys approached me and challenged me that “Why should you be eating and drinking during this period”. I thank God I could escape because the argument was leading to something else. It did not just end there, the traced my house and almost beat me up. But after the argument, I had messaged my LGI who then came timely to the scene and apologized on my behalf before they could injure me in my own house. He had to repost me from that local government to another. Even after that I still received threat messages from these group of guys.
Another, Yusuf Suleman also shared his experience with one of our correspondents in Kano State, Nigeria.
He explained that his experience has been wonderful. He further explains that the initiative by the Govt (NYSC) exposed him more and made him discover not just culture different from his but people with an outstanding way of reasoning.
The only major challenge he highlighted was that he had to cope with the harsh weather of Kano, especially the cold.
When asked about the language barrier, he has this to say:
Well, for me, the language barrier wasn’t there because I grew up from a family that encouraged my siblings and I speaking the three major languages in Nigerian. So, at a very young age, I could speak the three languages, that is Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba. This helped me because anywhere I go, at least one of these three languages is spoken and it has helped me socialize more despite the fact that I am a Yoruba guy.
Indeed, Joy unspeakable filled the atmosphere. During the couverage, several mothers were seen sowing the NYSC Uniform for their children.
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