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#OccupyNYSC : A hungry Kopa is a dangerous Kopa

FG owes corps members allowances

Hunger has inspired me once again to grab my pen, hunger has done it again.
I have used hunger not because I am seriously starving, not for the fact that I have been left at the mercy of no one but to the meagre sum of 19800 messed up nigerian naira given by our ineffective and incompetent leaders voted in by our people. I have also used hunger not because I have been dumped in one of the remotest parts of the country in a town up north with the promise of a stipend of N3000 only fit for a slave by the so called state government. Spearheaded by a so called and self regarded ‘chief servant’.

Again, I have used hunger because I have been dragged outta ma comfort zone where even if I might not get a well paying job, I can always find something doing with my blossoming life in the hustle and bustle of where I have spent and learnt that I have to survive and not in a town where leaders are milking the community dry, trampling on citizens’ rights and the citizens jonzing away not having any clue on how to liberate themselves.

I have been dragged outta ma comfort zone all in the name of obeying the ‘clarion call’ to serve a nation that has refused to respect my dreams and aspirations. I have been dragged to help develop a community that has elected councillors, a local government chairman, house of reps members, senatorial representatives and a chief servant who have a huge share of the ‘national cake’ but prefer to keep it for their greedy pockets!
Again, I have been dragged to spend a whole year out of my lifetime to fulfill the wishes of some few people’s greedy pocket through the motive defeated NYSC programme.

Am I not supposed to be fed, clothed and sheltered during the 3-week camping programme? Was there no allocation for me to be well taken care of?. Rather, I fed myself most times and clothed myself during my camping days. I am forced to accept with lil’ grunts and to wear the hyper inferior NYSC crested vest, khaki and jacket, cap and jungle boot. All other items due me were given but cannot be worn by me ( let it be of note, I am not a spoilt brat).

With all these stated above and more, the FG still finds it hard to pay me my monthly peanuts as at today 12th of May, 2012…my April allowee!! (allowance)

And who is saying I should not use ‘MY’? Why won’t I?, when my own full names and data have been used in their evil ploy to loot the national treasury and milk the nation dry!!! Why won’t I use ‘MY’ when my brothers and sisters are suffering in the creeks of Bayelsa?, Why won’t I use ‘MY’ when my brothers and sisters live in fear of being bombed by terrorists whom in my opinion is their veritable tool to justify the huge security share of their virtual national budget.

I understand perfectly that programmes similar to the NYSC are being done in other countries of the world to develop their youths and societies, an example is South Korea but have we asked ourselves if this is how it is being done? Is the motive laid down still intact?
Finally, hunger has pushed me to curse the day this present administration came into power.

*Give me my allowee, @ least, it is my only right after you have taken 365days of my life your so called ‘clarion call’ abi have I not been dedicated and selfless enough to be a part of this crap.

Lordrooz Bucknor


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  • Thank you for voicing out on our behalf…PaY us our Allawee . SIGNED : Association OF Aggrieved Youth Corpers

  • alaba 2kc

    I feel your pain my fellow corper, this issue is gradually getting out of hands, they obviously had concluded that our selfless efforts are worthless hence the delay in our monthly peanut. To be factual, the token from the govt can not scale us through three wks that means we always have one week to leave on our nails. I got an info about corp members who out of frustration engaged themselves in menial jobs, this dehumanization has claimed the lives of many of my brothers, the mayhem in the north is another issue that should strickly and timeously be visited. As a point to note, most of the northern states has concluded that our selfless effort is worth nothing more than #1850 per month. Infact Our voyage from our various home to the north where we are to obey our so called clarion call was made unbearable with the subsidy brouhaha. I’ll terminate my comment with this fact that if the federal government are really concerned abt the corp members, they will make a speedy response to this plight of our without further delay.

  • @remirex

    Hmnnn; words well said. Every corper is angry! Fucking angry!! Only God will help us.

  • fola

    Well written, 9c piece. Kudos!!!!

  • Arimoro

    Dese r words penned down wif d utmost honesty n passion. We are hungry n dats a huge fact! N yet wat is being done? D fg is full of old bureaucrats wif a singular aim of never doing well n tarnishing d reputation of dis great country. Clarion call my foot! Has my call been answered? Abeg, make una pay us d peanuts make we aT least chope for one week!

  • maliczy

    Well said but the writter was sentimental at a point.

  • Ena

    #gbam!# dis article is 101% on point! They shld pay us their chicken feed on time or leave us in our comfort zones to hustle our way and make gud use of our time and energy instead of wasting 365 precious days of our youthful years serving their selfish interests. Clarion call ko! Chukwurah txt ni!mscheeewww!!!

  • tenny

    LOL Lanre has vexed ooo 😉

  • Jummie

    On point Lordrooz! With d way NYSC is managed now,it fuels corruption, unemployment and a host of other vices. These should be looked into and d govt shld listen to each youth’s call. Me sef dey hungry for a better Nigeria,Olorun a gba wa.

  • Nicholas

    Its just a mess take ppl to unkwon land and suffering dem all in d name of cliaron folish call its is not tenable and so call leaders are dere do tinz d way dey like.I tink its high time we d youth corp come out and voice our mind to dis corrupt system and condem it totally.@olunicholas I support

  • Xadeeq

    May God help us… A?????n? free us from selfish h, selfcentered ppl who only know abt themselves A?????n? ignore the fact that we ????????????? all humans like them… ?? fellow kopas, especially ?? fellow Niger State Kopas, e be like say ??????? we D???????????????? suffer pass like he has said… Well for me its just exactly one month left today…. It seems like tomao, ?I????? cant wait. To those batches C A?????n? A… GGMUB….

  • nasir

    Oh God save us from this selfish leader’s……
    Dis pain is getting on bearable…….

  • jermaine

    Yeah I feel d pain nd anger of a brother tlkin on behalf of hondreds of corpers out der, let it b known dat dis so called leaders were nt given automatic seats bt pple elected dem ???? govern us. Dey hv decided ???? inflict pain nd anger into d youths bt as d saying goes Aluta continua,Victoria Acerta

  • This sorry pass epitomises the quagmire the entire country has been dragged into by our indolent,incompetent,lethargic and insensitive leaders.It is only where empathy is lacking that a youth corper is a victim of conscription into a vague and nonsensical programme like the nysc will have to grovel in the mire of penury month in,month out.I am a victim of this bureaucratic malaise myself.Thankfully, my ppa recognises my invaluable input into the running of the firm and, hence, rewards my efforts commensurately.
    Beyond the hue and cry on ineffectual internet pages however,I suggest that we galvanise an activist movement to garner the requisite publicity to our plight.it is not impossible that our “allawee” has been deposited in some bank account to accumulate interest at our detriment by some avaricious bureaucrats at the apogee of the nysc.
    God help us.

  • @teewhy_salako

    There’s a Yoruba proverb which says: “Any matter that’s beyond tears, you laugh it off”. It’s no more news that our country is in a situation that’s beyond tears but we need to be careful while trying to laugh off our problems else we’ll soon be seen as ‘mad people’. The fact that the government is behaving as if everything’s in order makes it more infuriating. The scheme has surely outlived it’s relevance. Corps members are being made sacrificial lambs for what they know not the genesis & nothing at all seem to be making any sense as regards the scheme because it’s shameful to keep graduates(professionals for that matter) under the conditions in which many of them find themselves wherever it is they are obeying the so called “goddamn” clarion call that’s now more like a death sentence. As if that was not enough, some unscrupulous elements whom we call leaders have decided to seize the “peanuts”(#19800 which our leaders feel is what they’re worth as first degree olders) that this gentlemen & ladies ought to be managing themselves with yet there are no questions being asked. Personally, I think it’s high time we all stood up for our rights because no one is ready to give it to you except you ask for it. I’ll say kudos to you Lanre “omo” Bucknor! #let’sActMoreThanWeSpeakOrWrite

  • fountain

    We all know nigeria is fucked up already, what we can do now is not just hoping and praying we should also act it.

  • Abimbola

    Is a pity dat upcoming student are afraid of becoming a graduate cos of deir so call clarion call,i pray God will help n show us his mercy(amen)

  • berry

    Its just not fair 4 cryin out loud…tmr wil be 15th, half of d next month. I’ve borrowed and borrowed, earnestly expectin my allowee, all 2 no avail. But govt, u no try o…and u dey chop chicken 4ur houses, sent us 2 dese bushes and u stl refused 2 pay. Absolutely inhuman!

  • @borlyxsheyman

    I learnt Nigeria is cash strap via saharareport. If GEJ can no longer sail us to safety, he better resign. Who ever will make the call better do an hungry man is an hangry man. pay alawee now!

  • www.peekandpeep.blogspot.com

    Dey av invested our allowee or dey av chopped it or dey av forgotten that dey r supposed to pay us or we r unda punishment for a crime we knw notin of or Nigeria is broke, or we jst nid to occupy NYSC

  • Hungry Corper

    Awwww.. Corpers are suffering, we r going through a lot but these greedy people dnt wanna undstnd. My own case is even more severe, I redeployd frm North to Ogun State and deyv not paid m a penny since february till date.. Yet D????????? r expecting us to obey clarion call, call with no F???, no money. Most of us now looks like fool outta no money.. D situation is gettin worse my people D????????? av to answer us in time cos we r dying. Kudos @lanre… Plss let us act and say until dey are ready to pay us our peanut afterall half bread is ß?????????????? than none.. God is watching dem all

  • Dayo

    Thanks for voicing out on behalf of the good citizens for obeying the clarion call.Even some members are yet to be paid allowee since January and I think we should made it clear to them dat we’ve obey the clarion call but if dey fail to pay our allowee before the end of dis week,they av no choice than to obey the glorious call.

  • pweety diva

    I hope dis get to the top cos we nid to be catered for we are not begers pay us on time we don’t have to get starved bcos we want to serve our so-called country…….#ANGRY COPER#

  • patience

    This is reali a nyc piece to be reckoned with…what do they tk us for???do they feel that we do nat better use of time??Today is the 16th day of May n yet it has not occured to the minds of these pot bellied,empty headed people we kal leaders to pay us the stipends of the thing they kall allowee…I am tired!we r tired!!!!!God see us thru this..