Omosalewa Bilkiss Osomo Shares Her NYSC Experience While Serving in The East

Date: 10-07-2015 3:06 pm (6 years ago) | Author: Giwa bayo
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A gistmania sent us this story on her experiences in the east during her youth service corp

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Good day. I would like to share a Narrative. Though, not seeking advice as most narratives portray; It's a post I wrote to enlighten BVs and friends alike on the need to steer clear of judging people based on their tribe... And of course, to also show appreciation. It's titled: The "Igbo People".
The thought of the "Igbo people" and how they scared me to because of "their pride and wickedness" was all I had in mind when I saw my posting letter and found Abia state boldly written on it. I began to shiver, whilst strategizing on how to call those "aunts" and "uncles" I hadn't called in a while to help with my instant redeployment. On a second thought however, I decided to give it a try, bearing in mind the effort of the NYSC scheme to merge the gap between disparate regions.
My name is Omosalewa Bilkiss Osomo; a Yoruba girl with limited number of Igbo friends prior to NYSC, but this is me repeating the cliche in caps lock "NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER".

After spending a year at the Umuahia LGA of Abia state as a corps member, while travelling to other states within the east to douse my inquisitions, I am boldly able to say the Igbo people that I once feared as a result of listening to stories from unexposed people, can be extremely nice, tolerating, caring and like other tribes, respectful. You shouldn't judge an entire tribe, race or religion based on individual errors.
I spent the entire NYSC period in a FREE, well furnished and comfortable house; thanks to an "Igbo person" Mr Nnamdi Ezeigbo, the CEO of SLOT systems limited, whose mother cannot imagine collecting money from corps members before giving them accommodation. Like she always said, "I no need your money, wetin I wan use am do? My family dey different states, people fit help them too".

I spent the entire NYSC year (had my POP on the 2nd of July) learning the Igbo language, thanks to the very accommodating and friendly indigenes of the state. I also spent it baking cakes, thus making more money; thanks to the support from the indigenes.
No doubt, there is always that "bad egg" in every organization. The "Igbo people" cannot and MUST NOT be characterised by those individuals. Judge an individual by their character, and spare judging the whole tribe. I just want to say, The "Igbo people" are great people too!!!
Thanks and God bless as you share. For reference purpose, please find attached a few pictures of myself and my flatmates. Will also be willing to answer any of your questions.


Posted: at 10-07-2015 03:06 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
- beholdsunshine at 10-07-2015 03:23 PM (6 years ago)
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While your own people want to make sure that they collect all the money given to us by the federal government
Posted: at 10-07-2015 03:23 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- royalty2008 at 10-07-2015 03:26 PM (6 years ago)
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Thank you my dear
Tell them
Posted: at 10-07-2015 03:26 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ken1230 at 10-07-2015 03:37 PM (6 years ago)
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Of course, we loves our visitors.
Posted: at 10-07-2015 03:37 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- proly at 10-07-2015 03:40 PM (6 years ago)
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TnKs dear...making me 2 remember one muti hamed that lived in my dads house as youth corper..after her service everybody was cryn...he stayed free of charge everybody love her but mum and dad...after people will open their dirty mouth nd be talkn rubish...also like is our elder sis then..even in yourubas also they still ve good people there...I ve a lot youruba people as frend they very nice...can rember my visit in ekiti state.okiipupa nd akure..they re nice nd fun to be with
Posted: at 10-07-2015 03:40 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Ken1230 at 10-07-2015 03:47 PM (6 years ago)
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Omosalewa Bilkiss Osomo , how can I get your Telephone number? I like you and want to meet with you.
Posted: at 10-07-2015 03:47 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- echeeche at 10-07-2015 03:50 PM (6 years ago)
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Good you said this
Posted: at 10-07-2015 03:50 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Ken1230 at 10-07-2015 04:12 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: Ken1230 on 10-07-2015 03:47 PM
Omosalewa Bilkiss Osomo , how can I get your Telephone number? I like you and want to meet with you.

Omosalewa Bilkiss Osomo , how can I get your Telephone number? I like you to meet with you. I hope you are the one in front?
Posted: at 10-07-2015 04:12 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Kechywillz at 10-07-2015 06:16 PM (6 years ago)
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I served in Taraba state (2014 Batch B,na we just pass out),those men drained my pocket for any single thing i buy,i wish i served in my state(Imo) or my residence(Abia)I could have benefitted atleast free accomodation just like u. Na only fura da nunu person give free for taraba,any other thing dem wan cut our head

Posted: at 10-07-2015 06:16 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- OOSSYY at 10-07-2015 06:51 PM (6 years ago)
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MAY THUNDER FIRE U THERE FOR BELIEVING IN THE FIRST PLACE THAT IGBOS ARE WICKED. NOW U ARE CONFESSING WITH UR MOUTH. U SHOULD HAVE GONE AND SERVE IN THE NORTH, MAKE BOKO PEOPLE USE U AS PEPPERSOUP.IMAGE  BLACK MAILER, AND CHARACTER ASSASSIN OF UR TYPE
Posted: at 10-07-2015 06:51 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- malamy at 10-07-2015 08:01 PM (6 years ago)
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Nice 1 but where other nysc member stay be lie ur wn abi how u take get am? But nice1
Posted: at 10-07-2015 08:01 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kelemann at 10-07-2015 08:11 PM (6 years ago)
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If other states will treat Corpers this way, Nigeria will be a better place.
Posted: at 10-07-2015 08:11 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- beneno at 10-07-2015 11:05 PM (6 years ago)
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OK
Posted: at 10-07-2015 11:05 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- PoliticxGuru at 12-07-2015 12:21 PM (6 years ago)
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hnmmmmm
Posted: at 12-07-2015 12:21 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- elchymo at 14-08-2015 05:15 PM (6 years ago)
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That's good
Posted: at 14-08-2015 05:15 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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