I know this post should have come up here since Oct 2018, I don’t even know what held me back then to write about my experience. Well better late than never (I might not recollect how it all went but I’d still try to put some this together)
I camped in a village called Nonwa Gbam Tai in Rivers State, camp opened on the 23rd of October 2018 which was the same day with my school convocation (but nysc had given us the opportunity to get to the camp latest 27th of October) I left for rivers state on the 25th cos I’d like to get a good bed space, nice kits and all.
The journey from Kwara down to Rivers State was adventurous cos I had the opportunity to pass through states I’d never dreamt of knowing how it looks like, tiring cos the journey was too long and I’d sleep and wake up severally. But it was still fun cos the passengers were all Corpers to be, and musics were on, with Lotta gisting from different angles, we stopped twice to eat and refreshed our body . With AC on I’d tucked my earpiece in my ear, listen to music, sleep, wake up and realized we are still on the journey. Met a friend in the bus Blessing Abu (a bayelsa corper) we got along well and gisted all through read MEET ABU BLESSING on the woman in focus.
Finally I got to the camp at about 9.30 pm, and struggling with my bag, I went to meet the NYSC officials, I was attended to and off I went to my hall and realised I was given the upper part of the bunk bed (jeezzz I’d prefer the lower part but being a latecomer, what can I do??)
Okay, tireddddd all I wanna do was bath and sleep cos of the long journey, was about to go out to fetch water when I heard switch off that light….. Everybody sleep……… (eh I wanted to cry) I just pretended to be sleeping, when the solders left, I stood up, begged for water and had my bath. That night I thought to myself, how would I survived in this place for three weeks, I dozed off.
The first week was a struggle, they’d blow the trumpet as early as 5am and the soldiers would blow their whistles At us and scream just for us to go out, was on my registration for two days, it was tiring cos I’d go from one office to the other so as to sort out my registration, finally got my oversized kit.
Some mornings I’d rush out and wear my socks on the parade Ground, some day no makeups on, the soldiers kept on shouting double up…… Double up….. every morning, I’d run if I don’t want Embarrassment From any of the soldiers.
I was in platoon 5, and we have Lotta types of people, the trouble makers, the bossy ones, the Shakara people, the funny ones and the list goes on, got bored every morning cos there was no friends to move with or I’d rather say I haven’t found the perfect squads yet, so I’d stand alone observing, maybe I’d find nice friends to roll with.
Shall we continue the next episode in my next post
Thank you for reading.