A brilliant student in my class pointed gun at me during election in Rivers – Ex-Corps member

A Nigerian man identified as Dejileye, has recounted his traumatic experience during his mandatory youth service in Rivers state.

He said that as an NYSC member, he worked as an adhoc staff for INEC in Buguma during the presidential election, and he witnessed one of his students working as a thug.

According to Deji, the student pointed a gun at him and told him not try anything funny because the election was not a school matter but real life. He revealed that the guy was the second best student in his class and his action on that day left him totally speechless.

He wrote on Twitter: “Serving NYSC corper, Buguma, Rivers State 2014. During the presidential elections, an AK47 was put in my face by my own student.

“He said “Sir, please don’t try any nonsense, this no be school, this is real life” Taribo was the 2nd best student in my class.

My PPA was previously Krakama but I was transferred to Ido. I lived at KNC though…we had a temporary lodge at one of the main buildings.”

In other news…

Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe, has appealed to employers of labour in the state not to reject corps members but to accept and accord them support.

The governor emphasised the need for NYSC members to be encouraged while declaring the 2023 batch C stream I course closed at the orientation camp in Amada, Akko Local Government Area on Tuesday.

Yahaya, who was represented by the Gombe state Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Inuwa Ibrahim, noted that Corps members remained an integral part of the nation’s development.

He said, “I wish to express my appreciation to Corps employers in the various sectors in Gombe State, who render tremendous support to the Corps members. I appeal for your continuous cooperation, I also, implore you to accept and absorb these Corps Members into your fold and provide them with all the necessary guidance and counselling for a fruitful service year.

“Dear compatriots while wishing you a happy and rewarding service year in Gombe State, I pledge this administration’s support to the progress and development of the NYSC Scheme in the state.

“As you proceed to your Places of Primary Assignment, be rest assured that, the State will continually ensure your welfare, security and general well-being, receive priority attention. Be assured of excellent hospitality by the government and the good people of our dear State.”