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NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by Mightyify(m): 11:02am On Mar 22, 2018
NYSC: Six (6) Reasons why you should not serve in the North


Any prospective Corp member who wants to have a wonderful service year, learn some skills, and have an opportunity of landing himself a good job, Core northern states should be last in your list. I'm not saying that serving in the North is entirely a bad idea, No! But you're better off serving in other geo political zones than core Northern States.


Note: the following reasons are my personal opinions and observations while serving in the North. I might be wrong though, and it can be argued too. Let's go....


No.1==Lack of Good PPAs:-

Due to shortage of qualified teachers in the North, 95% of corpers are deployed to schools as teachers with most of these schools located in the rural areas. This means onces you are posted to the North, there is a good chances of you ending up in one of these villages except you bribe some Nysc officials in camp to be posted to town. Trust me living in these villages is not easy ranging from epileptic power supply, language barrier, scarcity of water etc.


No.2= Things are not as cheap as you they told you:-

Yes! The only things you can buy cheap in the North are foodstuffs like cow meat, tomatoes, onions and yam. Every other thing goes almost same price you would get it in other states. Fish, Rice, beans, groundnut oil(not locally made), indomie, red oil, provisions, Garri, etc are sold the same price as in other states. In fact, you will buy rice cheaper in Abakiliki than in the North. Don't sell your future because of plate of food.


No.3=Having another source of Income apart from your alawee is difficult:-


I have read tales on how corpers organized private lessons and venture in other business to augument income but that's very hard in the North due to their attitude towards education, nobody might patronize you if you organize private lessons and most private schools in the City already have extra moral classes included in their school activities. Business kwanu? Don't even go there because you won't even stand a chance, an hausa man is ready to sell goods with just 40naira and also offer his services way cheaper than you.




No.4=Insecurity:-


Most Northern States are underpoliced! There are no enough presence of police and other security agents to protect you incase of any crisis. This is why there are lots casualties recorded anytime crisis broke out, Because before security agents will mobilize and arrival at the scene alot of damages has been done already. Anybody who served in any northern states can attest to this, you rarely see policemen unlike what we have in the south.

No.5=Accommodation Problem:-

Most Schools and ministries have no accommodation for you once you're posted to the Capital cities of Northern States. Yes! OYO is your case. Same problem that's also being suffered by corpers serving in Lagos, Abuja and Portharcourt. A good self contained apartment in Kano City is rented almost same amount with the ones in Ibadan, addo ekiti, calabar, Enugu, Uyo , owerri etc.

Note: If you're posted to the village, you are most likely to be provided with accommodation, I think this is also done nearly in all states. Corpers serving in my village have accommodation free too.


No.6=Less hope of getting ratained in your PPA:-

This one needs no explanation since you are most likely to be posted to the village, you will get tired of the place before your POP, so retaining you is out of the picture even if they do, you will gladly reject the offer.


Other reasons worth mentioning include: Harsh Weather, Lack of Social Activities, language barrier, etc.

Written by Ifeanyi Ikwuako

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by xamuel17(m): 11:15am On Mar 22, 2018
North is a waste land... Nice one Op

Nobody likes the north, how will I die because of Nysc... I'm complaining dt the scheme adds no value to youths, and ur saying I shld go to the north... Tufikwa!

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by christejames(m): 12:02pm On Mar 22, 2018
You just scribbled down a fallacious article. I can tell you from experience that the north is among the best regions to serve, safe for some skirmishes here and there which is not even peculiar to the region alone. I would say it's the best place to serve.

How many southern states indegines still respect corps members? but here in the north once they get to know that you are a corp member and also from South (especially east), you will be regarded in high esteem. The people here are nice, don't listen to the picture the media or stereotypes the southerners have for them. Things are cheap here for real, even house rent. So forget that negative notion you have been nursing for them.




They are hospitable but like everywhere else, BE CAUTIOUS!

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by destino24(m): 12:06pm On Mar 22, 2018
Reasons why you should serve in the north.

1. Cultural Exposure
2. Food stuffs are actually cheaper in the North, compared to the South.
3. After a few months in the North, then you'll truly understand how bad things really are in this country

I served in the North

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by xamuel17(m): 12:11pm On Mar 22, 2018
christejames:
You just scribbled down a fallacious article. I can tell you from experience that the north is among the best regions to serve, safe for some skirmishes here and there which is not even peculiar to the region alone. I would say it's the best place to serve.

How many southern states indegines still respect corps members? but here in the north once they get to know that you are a corp member and also from South (especially east), you will be regarded in high esteem. The people here are nice, don't listen to the picture the media or stereotypes the southerners have for them. Things are cheap here for real, even house rent. So forget that negative notion you have been nursing for them.




They are hospitable but like everywhere else, BE CAUTIOUS!


Must we follow you to hell?

I Taya for Nigerians o

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by christejames(m): 12:19pm On Mar 22, 2018
xamuel17:



Must we follow you to hell?

I Taya for Nigerians o

I didn't ask anybody to join me in 'hell', was only refuting a baseless and spurious post.

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by ConAir(m): 12:52pm On Mar 22, 2018
How can a sane person think of serving in the north.

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by Mightyify(m): 1:09pm On Mar 22, 2018
christejames:
You just scribbled down a fallacious article. I can tell you from experience that the north is among the best regions to serve, safe for some skirmishes here and there which is not even peculiar to the region alone. I would say it's the best place to serve.

How many southern states indegines still respect corps members? but here in the north once they get to know that you are a corp member and also from South (especially east), you will be regarded in high esteem. The people here are nice, don't listen to the picture the media or stereotypes the southerners have for them. Things are cheap here for real, even house rent. So forget that negative notion you have been nursing for them.




They are hospitable but like everywhere else, BE CAUTIOUS!


I served in the North too... you seems to care so much about respect compared to your well-being and future. I still maintain that north is the least place to serve. How could you say north is the best place to serve? How many people pay to be posted to the North? The only thing cheap in the North is cow meat and tomatoes.... because they produce it there. House rent is only cheap in the villagers.... which you may not even like. Ibadan, owerri, uyo, enugu, anambra, aba, ado ekiti, calabar, asaba, umuahia, warri, ogun, etc these towns are far better than any state in the North.... when it comes to NYSC

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by Mightyify(m): 1:11pm On Mar 22, 2018
xamuel17:



Must we follow you to hell?

I Taya for Nigerians o


Ask am oh....

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by christejames(m): 1:15pm On Mar 22, 2018
Mightyify:



I served in the North too... you seems to care so much about respect compared to your well-being and future. I still maintain that north is the least place to serve.

And who told you my welfare ain't being catered for here? because you chose not to enjoy the kind gestures presented here doesn't mean that isn't any.
Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by Mightyify(m): 1:19pm On Mar 22, 2018
christejames:


And who told you my welfare ain't being catered for here? because you chose not to enjoy the kind gestures presented here doesn't mean that isn't any.

I'm not saying serving in the North is entirely bad... But states in South South, South East, South west are better. Northern States are at the bottom. Stop arguing you know the truth

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by christejames(m): 1:22pm On Mar 22, 2018
Mightyify:


I'm not saying serving in the North is entirely bad... But states in South South, South East, South west are better. Northern States are at the bottom. Stop arguing you know the truth

Finally you've written what I want to see. I am not saying the north is better than those regions, all I'm saying is that the place is OK to serve.
Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by Nobody: 4:39pm On Mar 22, 2018
xamuel17:
North is a waste land... Nice one Op

Nobody likes the north, how will I die because of Nysc... I'm complaining dt the scheme adds no value to youths, and ur saying I shld go to the north... Tufikwa!
The scheme add value to youths because they get to meet knew people, culture and share ideas
Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by SerVik(m): 5:16pm On Mar 22, 2018
Mightyify:
NYSC: Six (6) Reasons why you should not serve in the North


If you want to have a wonderful service year, learn some skills, have fun and have an opportunity of landing yourself a good job, Core northern states should be last in your list.


No.1==Lack of Good PPAs:-

Due to shortage of qualified teachers in the North, 95% of corpers are deployed to schools with most of these schools located in the rural areas. This means onces you are posted to the North, there is a good chances of you ending up in one of these villages except you bribe some Nysc officials in camp to be posted to town.


No.2= Things are not as cheap as you they told you:-

Yes! The only thing you can buy cheap here is foodstuffs like cow meat, tomatoes etc. Every other thing goes almost same price you would get it in other states, except those things that are predominantly produced in the North. Don't fall for the scam things are cheap here, it's just a format to get people to serve here.


No.3=Having another source of Income apart from your alawee is difficult:-


I have read tales where corpers organized private lessons and venture in other business to augment income but that's very hard in the North due to their attitude towards education, nobody might patronize you if you organize private lessons and most private schools in the City already have extra moral classes included in their school activities.




No.4=Insecurity:-


Most Northern States are underpoliced! There are no enough presence of police and other security agents to protect you incase of any crisis. This is why there are lots casualties recorded anytime crisis broke out. Anybody who served in the village in any northern states can attest to this, you rarely see policemen unlike what we have in the south.

No.5=Accommodation Problem:-

Most Schools and ministries have no accommodation for you once you're posted to the Capital cities of Northern States. Yes! Same problem that's also being suffered by corpers serving in Lagos, Abuja and Portharcourt. A good self contained apartment in Kano City is rented almost same amount with the ones in Ibadan, addo ekiti, calabar, Enugu, Uyo , owerri etc. Note: If you're posted to the village, you will be provided with accommodation.


No.6=Less hope of getting ratained in your PPA:-


This one needs no explanation since you are most likely to be posted to the village, you will get tired of the place before your POP, so retaining you is out of the picture even if they do, you will gladly reject the offer.


Note: These are my personal opinions and observations, I also agree that serving in the North is not entirely a bad idea because there's also some good stuff here. This is to guide perspective corp members to make the right choice. Thanks



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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by Nobody: 5:30pm On Mar 22, 2018
there are reasons to not serve in any part of Nigeria,

there are reasons to not serve at all self,

Good list, but write reasons not to serve in the west and east, because there are many na


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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by Donpenny(m): 5:59pm On Mar 22, 2018
christejames:
You just scribbled down a fallacious article. I can tell you from experience that the north is among the best regions to serve, safe for some skirmishes here and there which is not even peculiar to the region alone. I would say it's the best place to serve.

How many southern states indegines still respect corps members? but here in the north once they get to know that you are a corp member and also from South (especially east), you will be regarded in high esteem. The people here are nice, don't listen to the picture the media or stereotypes the southerners have for them. Things are cheap here for real, even house rent. So forget that negative notion you have been nursing for them.




They are hospitable but like everywhere else, BE CAUTIOUS!
bros put tribalism apart the op is right because I also served in one of the north east state Taraba to be precise and I confirmed the above problems stated by d op there.

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by benueguy(m): 6:26pm On Mar 22, 2018
destino24:
Reasons why you should serve in the north.

1. Cultural Exposure
2. Food stuffs are actually cheaper in the North, compared to the South.
3. After a few months in the North, then you'll truly understand how bad things really are in this country

I served in the North
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destino24:
Reasons why you should serve in the north.

1. Cultural Exposure
2. Food stuffs are actually cheaper in the North, compared to the South.
3. After a few months in the North, then you'll truly understand how bad things really are in this country

I served in the North
destino24:
Reasons why you should serve in the north.

1. Cultural Exposure
2. Food stuffs are actually cheaper in the North, compared to the South.
3. After a few months in the North, then you'll truly understand how bad things really are in this country

I served in the North
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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by xamuel17(m): 6:45pm On Mar 22, 2018
asuustrike2009:

The scheme add value to youths because they get to meet knew people, culture and share ideas

So I dnt meet new people on my regular day Hustle?


Abeg make I hear word.... Nysc is as useless as the letter "p" in psychology

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by Raintaker(m): 6:56pm On Mar 22, 2018
I served in the East, everything the Op posted also happens in the East. I can say it's worse in the East but under reported(we woke up one day to find a dead man dumped in one of the school compounds)probably killed by consists. Cultism is rife in the East, let me stop here for now.
Presently in the North, not as a corps member again though. It is peaceful here and things are cheap.
Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by Mightyify(m): 7:14pm On Mar 22, 2018
Raintaker:
I served in the East, everything the Op posted also happens in the East. I can say it's worse in the East but under reported(we woke up one day to find a dead man dumped in one of the school compounds)probably killed by consists. Cultism is rife in the East, let me stop here for now.
Presently in the North, not as a corps member again though. It is peaceful here and things are cheap.

Apart from cow meat, tomatoes, onions, yam.... what again are cheap?

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by Samusu(m): 7:20pm On Mar 22, 2018
Mightyify:
NYSC: Six (6) Reasons why you should not serve in the North


If you want to have a wonderful service year, learn some skills, have fun and have an opportunity of landing yourself a good job, Core northern states should be last in your list.


No.1==Lack of Good PPAs:-

Due to shortage of qualified teachers in the North, 95% of corpers are deployed to schools with most of these schools located in the rural areas. This means onces you are posted to the North, there is a good chances of you ending up in one of these villages except you bribe some Nysc officials in camp to be posted to town.


No.2= Things are not as cheap as you they told you:-

Yes! The only thing you can buy cheap here is foodstuffs like cow meat, tomatoes etc. Every other thing goes almost same price you would get it in other states, except those things that are predominantly produced in the North. Don't fall for the scam things are cheap here, it's just a format to get people to serve here.


No.3=Having another source of Income apart from your alawee is difficult:-


I have read tales where corpers organized private lessons and venture in other business to augment income but that's very hard in the North due to their attitude towards education, nobody might patronize you if you organize private lessons and most private schools in the City already have extra moral classes included in their school activities.




No.4=Insecurity:-


Most Northern States are underpoliced! There are no enough presence of police and other security agents to protect you incase of any crisis. This is why there are lots casualties recorded anytime crisis broke out. Anybody who served in the village in any northern states can attest to this, you rarely see policemen unlike what we have in the south.

No.5=Accommodation Problem:-

Most Schools and ministries have no accommodation for you once you're posted to the Capital cities of Northern States. Yes! Same problem that's also being suffered by corpers serving in Lagos, Abuja and Portharcourt. A good self contained apartment in Kano City is rented almost same amount with the ones in Ibadan, addo ekiti, calabar, Enugu, Uyo , owerri etc. Note: If you're posted to the village, you will be provided with accommodation.


No.6=Less hope of getting ratained in your PPA:-


This one needs no explanation since you are most likely to be posted to the village, you will get tired of the place before your POP, so retaining you is out of the picture even if they do, you will gladly reject the offer.


Note: These are my personal opinions and observations, I also agree that serving in the North is not entirely a bad idea because there's also some good stuff here. This is to guide perspective corp members to make the right choice. Thanks


Cc: Seun

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Banza bakwai like yhu Op

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by Harddiskng: 8:44pm On Mar 22, 2018
Mightyify:


Apart from cow meat, tomatoes, onions, yam.... what again are cheap?

Sweet potatoes, Sugar cane that year N50 worth of these food items you go chop till you tire.

I really enjoyed my service in the North though.

Op na wa to you. If you can get stew tins and cow meat cheap, wetin remain again
Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by HajimeSaito(m): 8:58pm On Mar 22, 2018
benueguy:
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So there are still human beings alive in Benue? I thought Fulani Herdsmen have turned your land into grazing fields after they murdered and raped all of you out of existence.

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by Ebuka007: 9:07pm On Mar 22, 2018
Harddiskng:


Sweet potatoes, Sugar cane grin grin that year N50 worth of these food items you go chop till you tire.

I really enjoyed my service in the North though.

Op na wa to you. If you can get stew tins and cow meat cheap, wetin remain again grin

my brother which be dat cus I have been in the north for four years now nd everyday I see hausa kids begging for food, Notting dey for north if I get visa to Canada omo na movement.
Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by christejames(m): 9:09pm On Mar 22, 2018
Donpenny:
bros put tribalism apart the op is right because I also served in one of the north east state Taraba to be precise and I confirmed the above problems stated by d op there.



LOL!


Actually I'm from the east, I'm not a northerner. Sorry for your experience in Taraba state, but here in Gombe state (same northeast) it's a different ball game entirely. The people here are good to be with and somewhat civilized.

Oops! I forgot the state is having rapid urbanization currently.
Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by destino24(m): 9:23pm On Mar 22, 2018
benueguy:
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grin grin
I vex you?
Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by Nobody: 9:45pm On Mar 22, 2018
xamuel17:


So I dnt meet new people on my regular day Hustle?


Abeg make I hear word.... Nysc is as useless as the letter "p" in psychology
It changes the stereotype about a community or tribe
Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by Mightyify(m): 9:54pm On Mar 22, 2018
I have done my own part....he who has ear let him hear. Go do your Nysc somewhere else leave North....
Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by sangresan(m): 10:12pm On Mar 22, 2018
The Op is 200% correct... Only some Nigerian youths who have never stepped out of their towns believe that serving in the North is really interesting....Only few people will disagree with the points raised.
Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by SKhanmi: 12:14am On Mar 23, 2018
OP is right. How many people want to be retained in the north? Yes you're respected as a corper but many folks especially the uneducated youths have low self esteem & see you as a threat unless you can relate wella. Anybody who has travelled round Nigeria will tell you we have 3 distinct dissimilar regions.
Oh and by the way, i finally understood why the Northerners here will be forming chilling under sun here in the west. The angel in charge of their sunlight for north is always either high or an hell angel.

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by Harddiskng: 3:26am On Mar 23, 2018
Ebuka007:


my brother which be dat cus I have been in the north for four years now nd everyday I see hausa kids begging for food, Notting dey for north if I get visa to Canada omo na movement.

Four years ke shocked Na just service I go for there. Well compared to the expense, hustle and bustle of the South (Lagos); It was pretty mild. My PPA was a stone throw from my house and I had good accommodation.

I (you) can only enjoy living* in the North if there is massive cash flow coming in for me (you) every month (i.e i am moving trailers of Agricultural produces or a Job paying a salary comparable to Oil & Gas tins). Apart from the above, nothing fit make me comot from Lagos, go dey live there; I dey madt.

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Re: NYSC: Six (6) Reasons Why You Should Not Serve In The North by OGHENAOGIE(m): 3:48am On Mar 23, 2018
christejames:
You just scribbled down a fallacious article. I can tell you from experience that the north is among the best regions to serve, safe for some skirmishes here and there which is not even peculiar to the region alone. I would say it's the best place to serve.

How many southern states indegines still respect corps members? but here in the north once they get to know that you are a corp member and also from South (especially east), you will be regarded in high esteem. The people here are nice, don't listen to the picture the media or stereotypes the southerners have for them. Things are cheap here for real, even house rent. So forget that negative notion you have been nursing for them.




They are hospitable but like everywhere else, BE CAUTIOUS!
the person who wrote this is vehemently senseless..... Painting a gloomy picture of the north.... Just like someone said hw many southerners respect corpers...de are even opportunities dee that we are not seeing

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