LIFE AS A CORP MEMBER IN IBADAN
“Ibadan people will have an accident, stand up, curse the driver, then fall down and die”
8th of January 2016 was the much awaited date most redeployed corpers in oyo state are waiting for. Eniola, the girl I sat with in the luxurious bus (on our way back home from camp) and I are always in close contact to know when we will get to Ibadan for another round of registration. Bibie, on the other hand has finally moved to Ibadan permanently. It seems some of her relatives are residing there also her camp boyfriend is now an oyo corper, so she’s got all the reasons why she should stay in Ibadan. Aside from my Uncle that stays in ibadan, I have no other person there. Although I spent 3 good years at the polytechnic Ibadan, only few of my friends are still there. I even heard some of them are married. Na wa o. I wonder what is still keeping me single.
I packed all things that are available for packing on the 8th of January. I never thought about where I would stay yet but I know as long as I am in Ibadan, I know my way. Se na Iwo road, monathan, Academy, Oremeji, Bodija, Sango, U.I, Apete, Idi Bere, Apata, name them. I don root all those places tire. So I know am in safe hands no matter what. I left my base in Ogun state at 7am, bidding my family and friends farewell to continue my NYSC adventure but this time, it will be my LIFE AS A CORP MEMBER IN IBADAN. I got to the NYSC secretariat at 10.10am. All the area was jam packed with corpers all wearing their NYSC kits. My OBS girls are still not in Ibadan yet. They were given a different dates. Eka went back to Akwa Ibom for her convocation while Jessica is still enjoying her break in Owerri.
THE REGISTRATION PALAVA
By the time I was through with the registration, I was so tired that I couldn’t even remember the capital of Oyo state. We were told to come back for the collection of our posting letter in two weeks’ time. I had to move to my uncle’s house for the time being, pending the time the posting letter will be out. It has just been a normal routine of eating, sleeping, browsing and eating all through my time there. Ibadan was just boredom! During this period, Seyi and I talked on the phone virtually every day. She was still sad that she couldn’t see me ever since we left camp. She has virtually told all her friends and relatives about me. One of her relatives often call me “My in law’’ whenever we talk on phone and I was like “In law bawo”? (In TKM’s voice) According to Seyi, life as a corp member in Enugu (The coal city) doesn’t seems to be what she actually thought it would be and she really regret her decision picking that state. I had to encourage her and assure her that one of these days, she will come and spend some time with me and am sure Eka and Jessica would be very happy to see her.
Looking for a story and couldn't find it on Homepage?
Readers with the highest number of comments will Get TWO premium COMPLETE STORIES for FREE every week. Always leave a comment on every story and stand a CHANCE