South West Governors Evacuating NYSC Members From Northern Nigeria!

Date: 26-04-2011 3:43 pm (9 years ago) | Author: WhoBdat
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At least 200 National Youth Service Corps members who are Ondo State indigenes evacuated from Bauchi State following  post-election violence have arrived Akure, the state capital.

Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko addressing Youth Corps member of the State origin evacuated from the troubled Bauchi State while welcoming the over 200 Youth Corps members at the Government House on Monday (yesterday).

Receiving them at the Government House, the state Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko urged them not to allow the incident to douse their sense of patriotism but remain committed to fostering national unity and development.

According to him, “we thank God and I congratulate you on being able to get home safely. I also thank God that you were not victims, I have to also encourage you not in any way allow this to dampen your sense of patriotism in this great nation.

“Every country goes through her own difficult times, but I still encourage you to still appreciate the fact that Nigeria is a wonderful country, a great nation. Our manifest destiny is that Nigeria will be a leader of nations.”

The governor equally applauded the president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan for the mature manner in which he had been handling the crisis.

“No matter how insurmountable the situation had been in the past, Nigeria had always come out more united and strong and I believe this will not be an exception,” he said.

Responding on behalf of the corps members, Mr. Fisayo Ogunmola commended the State government for its prompt response to the situation, a development which he noted had further reinforced their confidence in the government’s concern for the welfare of its citizens.

His words: “We want to appreciate the government’s quick response to our plight and the demonstration of its caring posture which had saved our future as the country’s leaders.”

The state government, according to Ogunmola, in addition to other packages, provided logistic support for their movement to their various destinations.

He equally lauded  Mimiko for ordering a comprehensive treatment of one of the evacuated youths, Miss Bolanle Elebiju who was injured in the fracas as well as another victim who is currently still receiving treatment in the North pending when he would be strong enough to be moved home.

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About 270 evacuated National Youth Service Corps members serving in Kano, Jigawa and Bauchi States who are residents and indigenes of Lagos State have expressed their appreciation to the State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) for his timely response to their distress call and rescue from the trouble spots.Eighty-four of the Corps members were evacuated on Sunday from Kano and Jigawa States, while another two batches of 138 and 48 Corps members arrived in Lagos on Monday by morning and evening flights respectively from Bauchi State.

The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Femi Oke Osanyintolu (2nd right), Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mr. Hakeem Bello (right), Mr, Nunayon Monday Jimoh (2nd left), and Mr. Sheriff Adetunji Kumapai (left) during a press conference on the evacuation of NYSC members from some northern states following the crises that erupted after the presidential election last week which held at the Bagauda Kaitho Press Centre Alausa ,Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday April 25, 2011.

The earlier batch of Corps members who spoke at a Press Conference held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa through their spokesperson, Mr Jimoh Nunayon who served in Dala Local Government in Kano, said the timely intervention of Governor Fashola saved them from a looming danger.

While painting a picture of how they all had a close shave with death on the Monday that preceded the Presidential elections, when they were attacked by miscreants who were protesting the Presidential election results, Nunayon said it was providence that saved them from being attacked by the young men who had them in mind.“I just came out from my lodge that Monday morning around 9am to go out, a street before me, I just saw some gang of guys coming, we call them Almajiris, with cutlasses, sticks, they were approaching and shouting as they came, all what I could get from what they were saying because they were speaking Hausa is “Sai Baba, Sai Baba, Sai Baba” they were just coming towards me”“We were asking what was happening, they now said there was riot because of the Presidential elections. That the target of the rioters were the NYSC members because they were the ones that allegedly rigged the elections on behalf of the president, so in the lodge, we gathered all the corps members, there were about 25 of us in that lodge,“They gathered us in a room and we were locked inside.

They must not know that we were inside that room, that if they knew, they could burn all of us inside. Before we knew it, they moved down to the secretariat that was not far away from my lodge and the guys set fire on it immediately, from there, the INEC lodge in Dawa secretariat is just directly opposite the secretariat, they went to the INEC lodge, they broke down everything”, he explained.

He said when all hope seemed lost and the Corps members could not rely solely on the assurance given by the NYSC director that they will be protected, a text message was sent to the Governor of Lagos State who responded swiftly to their SOS.While explaining how the evacuation was executed, the General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said immediately the agency received distress calls from Corps members serving in Kano, Jigawa and Bauchi states, the permission of the Governor was sought to activate the emergency response plan.

He added that immediately the Governor gave his go ahead, the emergency response plan was activated with LASEMA fine-tuning logistics method to move swiftly, promptly and effectively.Dr Osanyintolu said the evacuation process is on-going as men of LASEMA are on ground strategically in Jigawa, Gombe and Bauchi States while another batch of about 100 corps members are expected in Lagos today.

On whether the National headquarters of NYSC was aware of the evacuation, Dr Osanyintolu said the Lagos State Co-ordinator of the NYSC was informed and is aware of the action of the State Government.Responding to another question on whether the Corps members will still be able to return to the place of their primary assignment, the LASEMA boss said a decision will be taken later based on development in the affected cities.

Also speaking, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mr Hakeem Bello said the State Government is monitoring events closely in all the affected states as the evacuation process is still on-going to ensure that the Corps members are not exposed to undue danger.

Some of the Corps members who attended the briefing were Mr Charles Raphael who was serving with the Aminu Kano Teaching hospital, Kano, Miss Obele Tomisin Sandra who was serving with Queen Amina Group of Schools, Gwammaja, Kano, Mr Oladega Idris Olanrewaju who is having his primary assignment at Fagge Local Government, Kano, Miss Afeire Simiat and Mr Kumapai Sheriff both of whom where serving at Kano State Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport in Kano respectively among several others who came out to openly express their gratitude to Governor Fashola for responding promptly to their distress call.Some of the corps members in a Short Message Service (SMS), they sent to Governor Fashola said : “Your Excellency Sir, Thanks for the great things You have done for us.

We, Kano State Corps members are very grateful for what you did for us yesterday. You should be prepared for the gift of God and be ready always for new ones. Because God is ready to give you than anyone has ever received from you. May He who knows your want grant you your desire.”Another SMS stated: “Daddy, what will I say than to say Thank You, because when I think there is no hope for me, I pray God will surprise you and reward you bountifully in Jesus Name.

Your Excellency, words are not enough to express sound appreciation towards your caring heart, saving over 84 of us from Kano to Lagos. Thank You Sir, uncommon Governor.

In the picture below:
The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Femi Oke Osanyintolu (2nd right), Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mr. Hakeem Bello (right), Mr, Nunayon Monday Jimoh (2nd left), and Mr. Sheriff Adetunji Kumapai (left) during a press conference on the evacuation of NYSC members from some northern states following the crises that erupted after the presidential election last week which held at the Bagauda Kaitho Press Centre Alausa ,Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday April 25, 2011.

Posted: at 26-04-2011 03:43 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
- lopez2424 at 26-04-2011 04:10 PM (9 years ago)
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Coming back to read.
Posted: at 26-04-2011 04:10 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- laurenta at 26-04-2011 04:16 PM (9 years ago)
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That's good. Thank God for that oo.
Posted: at 26-04-2011 04:16 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- Danidgr8 at 26-04-2011 04:23 PM (9 years ago)
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Beta..... make mallams no go kill dem finish..... tank God 4 dea lifes.
Posted: at 26-04-2011 04:23 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Soyode at 26-04-2011 04:54 PM (9 years ago)
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We fank God 4 their lives. Jega shud pospone election in d0se states until when they'll be able to mentane peace and n0t cutin us to pieces.fanks to all the responding state g0v.
Posted: at 26-04-2011 04:54 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- moniconyez at 26-04-2011 04:59 PM (9 years ago)
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Good decision , let the mallams drink their fellow mallams blood in that desert of a north.
Posted: at 26-04-2011 04:59 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Annizzle at 26-04-2011 05:49 PM (9 years ago)
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THESE MALO PEOPLE...WHEN WILL THEY CHANGE?
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- estilizo at 26-04-2011 06:04 PM (9 years ago)
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Nice decision mr governor.Thank God for the ones that arrived safely.

Posted: at 26-04-2011 06:04 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Biafran at 26-04-2011 06:14 PM (9 years ago)
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i thank God for this evacuation, and i pray more will get home safely soon in Jesus Name, Amen.  

Posted: at 26-04-2011 06:14 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Larrykingomoj at 26-04-2011 06:16 PM (9 years ago)
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Better, their lives are very important
Posted: at 26-04-2011 06:16 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- toibeli at 26-04-2011 06:32 PM (9 years ago)
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I applaud these Governors for evacuating the youth corpers since their
counterparts in the North cannot guarrante their safety.
Posted: at 26-04-2011 06:32 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 26-04-2011 06:35 PM (9 years ago)
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i c
Posted: at 26-04-2011 06:35 PM (9 years ago) | Grande Master
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- feyee at 26-04-2011 06:52 PM (9 years ago)
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thank God for their lives....... Cheesy
Posted: at 26-04-2011 06:52 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- monday3 at 26-04-2011 07:04 PM (9 years ago)
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thank god.northern their are animals
Posted: at 26-04-2011 07:04 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- proly at 26-04-2011 07:05 PM (9 years ago)
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daz a gud one tnx a lot
Posted: at 26-04-2011 07:05 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- agabs at 26-04-2011 07:49 PM (9 years ago)
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Well, funny news this one is.

I bet the governors have worked the posting of their relatives and offsprings. I guess all their loved ones are serving in Abuja or Lagos or in the Government House some where in the Northern States.

It is the child of the poor man that is left to be killed by Almajiris.

This thing is plain and simple. The Nigerian Police has shown us times without number that Corpers are not safe in the north. What foolery worries Nigerians?

Plain and simple. Covert the Youth Service Corps to a para-military arm of government with each participant receiving basic weapons training. When I say basic weapons training, I mean how to use Ay Kay 47's and the dark arts of hand to hand combat. Off course they will all have supervisors that are either military or police. And they should participate in policing crime too.

If you are not converting the youth service corps to a military/para-military outfit, then scrap it.
Scrap that nonsense.

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The Nigerian police could not provide people to act as Inec's election officers, but, the innocent corpers can abi? Does that sound right? You use none indigenes with no power to conduct elections in strange lands? Is that sensible?

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The far north has consistently demonstrated hostility towards Corps Members either in the guize of religious riots or politics. It is senseless to keep posting corpers to the north all in the name of integration.

If you are not going to give this boys and girls 247 protection, then do not send them into bombs. it is plain and simple.

This is complete rubish. Corps Members of Northern extraction in the eastern and western states do not become casualties. Why should it be otherwise?

Call all corpers in the North home. This is the right time to send a message to Arewa that they should put their house in other. If you want don't send that message, if you do not demand responsibility from northerners for the riots in their zone, then you are all hypocrites. The better the average Nigerian youth knows that, then the better.

IF YOU ARE A CORPER SERVING IN THE NORTH, THEN GO HOME. GO HOME. GO HOME. AND DON'T GO BACK. IN FACT I EXPECT ALL THE CORPERS FROM THE EAST AND WEST SERVING IN THE NORTH TO CONGREGATE IN ABUJA AND DEMONSTRATE THEIR TREATMENT AT THE NYSC HEAD QUARTERS. DON'T EVEN WORRY ABOUT BEING VICTIMIZED. THERE ARE NO JOBS.

CORPERS GO BACK HOME OR GO TO THE NYSC SECRETARIAT IN ABUJA AND DEMONSTRATE FOR PROTECTION. PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

THIS VIOLENCE SHOULD END NOW. IF NORTHERN ELDERS WILL NOT PROTECT CORPERS THEN THEY DON'T DESERVE THE SERVICES OF CORPERS. PLAIN AND SIMPLE. PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

ABI UNA PARENTS NA FOOLS?

CORPERS SERVING IN ALL THOSE STATES THAT HAVE ATTACKED CORPERS SHOULD SHUN THE NYSC. THAT WAY, NIGERIA AND AREWA WILL REMEMBER THAT THERE IS SOMETHING CALLED RESPONSIBILITY.
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- ajanni at 26-04-2011 07:59 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: chisparlis on 26-04-2011 06:39 PM
All the igbo's living in the north should come back as well...................................
very good
Posted: at 26-04-2011 07:59 PM (9 years ago) | Grande Master
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- giftmurphy at 26-04-2011 08:28 PM (9 years ago)
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thank God
Posted: at 26-04-2011 08:28 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- kinkyebony at 26-04-2011 08:52 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on 26-04-2011 06:35 PM
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Blind-folded almagri, how can u c? D corpers dat went 2 prevail sightedness in  yo land of BLINDS, are retrieved bak hom. We're watchin all of u, 2 c hw u all (d Islamic northners)  will fall in2 pit. Dankutruman-shege, dan gburu-ubanka, kwura-banza, akwuya-nzuzu Grin Grin Grin Shocked Shocked Shocked Huh? Huh? Huh? Shocked Shocked Shocked Grin Grin Grin Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 26-04-2011 08:52 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- lopez2424 at 26-04-2011 08:57 PM (9 years ago)
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Good news.
Posted: at 26-04-2011 08:57 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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