Thursday, 15 October 2015

We Are Good To Go...

Not too long ago, I wore the green kaki of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) of Nigeria for one last time. I was also a batch C corps member. Today, thousands of Nigerian youth around the country will be wearing their own kaki for the last time. There is excitement all around from them, friend and family alike. Many cannot believe they have made it thus far in life. Some were not given any chance, but today they seem to have surprised even themselves. For some, it is a relief of some sought from the stress of service year and a release into the world for good. Which ever is the case, we are good to go... *SmileS*.

I remember how nostalgic I felt. The anxiety was high. I wondered what to expect after my service – how would my ship sale? Do I cruise on autopilot or find a co-pilot ASAP to give me a hand. Days to my passing out, apart from the fact that I was drained financially from various payments I had to make in the different groups I belonged to during the period, I was also drained emotionally because it had become obvious to me that I would be missing friends especially “the one” I fell in love with - a love that went soar. Psychologically, I was heavy too. I could only force a smile as the days passed by.
So many of my friends are passing out today 15th October 2015 (they must have collected their passing out certificate at the time of publishing this) and I know how rickety the feeling could be. I encourage them not to lose hope in themselves. If they could have come thus far, then they can reach even greater heights. They need to keep up a positive and dogged spirit. The situation of the country might not be most encouraging, still this same country have produced people who distinguished themselves against all odds... and of course, things are getting better. 
Under the sun or in the rain, with dedication and selflessness, we should strive on... the sky is large enough for all the birds that fly. Fly on…
Congratulation to all our latest batch C ex-corps members here on blogsville… Tomi Molola, I sight you. 
We are good to go, good to go, good to go... in fact we have gone...lol.

Cheers!


24 comments:

  1. I can feel the excitement and sigh of relief in your heart right now. Big congrats to you Ugo and other batch C corps members who passed out with you. God bless your hustle
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    1. I didn't pass out today, but I will still accept the congrats as one for my P.O.P anniversary... I was a Batch C corps member when I served back in the days...lol.

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  2. Congrats to them. I wish them all the best of luck as they join the labour market. I guess I enjoyed my youth service but I was so glad to leave and yes, I made some good friends there.
    We are good to gooo....
    Nice post Ugo.

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    1. Thanks Adaeze...
      You know...many people would rather call it FAVOUR market, instead of labour market. I guess it's a mind thing.

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  3. Congratulations hun
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  4. Thanks so much brother...for the encouragement, prayer and best wishes. Thanks.

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    1. I didn't have a clue that you are one of them. Congratulations bro... Now it is time for you to prove your value. Of course, I know you have started already.

      Cheers!

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    1. They sure need your best wishes Bee.

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  6. Aww . . . I remember I passed out on a Valentines' Day. It was so epic. I was a Batch A corps member. 'A' has always been one of my favourite letters. Lol.

    Congratulations to them. Now their lives begin.

    Ugo, how na? how is she doing? *winks*

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    1. I can imagine the feeling; passing out on a Valentines' Day...hmm.

      This she you are asking about... isoryt!

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  7. Congrats to all the batch c ex-corpers.. May they find favor as they begin a new life..





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  8. I was also a batch c member back in the days..lol.. Congrats to them..no more alawee

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    1. I failed to talk about that part seef... No alawee, then reality dawns. lol.
      So you were batch c too?

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  9. Congrats to all that passed out yesterday. I welcome them to favour market. I was a batch A corp member and service year was fun...Didn't even want to come to an end sef

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    1. Some of us really had fun that year, it's good to know you did... not many can say that shaa. For me, it was a mixture of fun and struggle and they were worth it - at least, now I know.

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  10. This post made me remember my service year.my hopes were high, thinking I will just knock on any door and get a job but hey. ...
    I didn't make friends during NYSC, what I miss then was the allawee. Lolz

    Congrats to all batch c corp members
    Moral! !!!Low

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    1. You didn't make friends? That's kinda odd naa... A whole service year... abi you served close to your hubby? I am sure that's the case...lol
      Many people miss the point during their service year, just like you thought that a job will just come from the blues... but reality always reveals itself sooner or later.

      Moral....Highhhhhh joooooor!
      ***SmileS***

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  11. I miss only the alawee.
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    1. Heheheeeee! I miss the alawee too and more...

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