NYSC (My North Experience)

by Eden Benibo

I died.
When I saw I was posted to Yobe.. Yobe, one of the farthest North. The younger brother of Sambisa, precisely.
I really began to understand what it means to have a HEAVY heart.
I died so many times, but before any of the deaths..
Naaa, I didn’t cry oo
Me, cry ke.
I wept!
Like that kind of weeping where you don’t have to make any sound for the tears to keep ‘ringing’ all over..
Firstly, I didn’t even sleep that night. I was just online looking for possible solutions, till I found many other Yobe candidates online, mourning too๐Ÿ˜‚
The thing is, I had very very limited options while selecting states for deployment, because results came and upload on senate list came out quite late, so did my registration go.
To me, Yobe was the least on my expectation list.
Zoom to the next day and beyond.
The news started to fly to even my village people. Calls began pouring in.
Come and see prayers everywhere!

But you know those kind of prayer points that will make one even more depressed.
Naim I see o. Prayers that will make you see even the negative angles you never thought of๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿป
At a point, I made up my mind not to go at all. (The reason I went to camp quite late).
Loved ones asked why I didn’t ‘work it’ to Lagos..
But one thing about my life erreh, I never ‘work’ anything. (Admission, job and all) Sincerely, if I do, the ‘workings’ no go work.
So, I’ve concluded that God is so jealous with His Eden and loves to take every drop of the glory.
Finally, I decided to go, because dem talk say if you reach camp, na automatic redeployment, cause Yobe is one of the state with insecurity issues..
And so Brethren๐Ÿ˜‚
I think going to Yobe was one of the hardest yet best decisions of my life!โœจ
Yobe turned out to be Baeโค
~In Yobe, I met so many super lovely people. I’m glad I didn’t miss meeting such diamonds.

~Camp was so exciting (far more than I thought).
Oh! I forgot to add that there were so many Igbo and Port Harcourt pipo in camp. It really felt like home in a strange land.

~So much favour and an overflow of God’s Blessings. (I nor fit talk everything na)๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‹

~And the ultimate of it all (the main goal of going)๐Ÿ˜˜
I was REDEPLOYED directly by NYSC to OGUN STATE close enough to home (Lagos) without paying any extra extra.

The whole experience taught me a lot more..
Indeed, all things work together for good..
Many thanks to NYSC
For making me reach Yobe in my lifetime.
The Lord knows nothing would have made me go there but for NYSC
Like na excursion? Abi na wetin for carry me go?
I’m glad I went though.
Potiskum precisely was where we were.
Beautiful Place, Beautiful People.
But for the distance and insecurity, maybe we for stay o.
Many thanks to Mome, Big Mummy JC, Uncle Ken,Mr. Taiwo,Daddy Shairnom, Uncle Ikenna, Chuks,Manuel Creative, Wendy, Ayomiposi, Tamara,Obinna,Ralph,Sam De Poet, Josh,Pablo,Iprince,cousins, Alalibo, friends (more like siblings),Mummy Joy and family for having me in Kano and everyone that stood by me all through.
Ogun get ready!
Poetry is coming to yoooo
Let’s thrive on Fam๐Ÿ˜˜
Regardless of whatever..
Ace. Pace. Grace
Life of Eden

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Ugo July 13, 2019 - 8:56 am

Wow! Eden you too good abeg!! Love every bit of your NYSC story

Blaq_papi July 13, 2019 - 12:09 pm

Wooow, you the ace on this pace, Grace!!!

Emmanuel (Manuel Creative) July 13, 2019 - 12:52 pm


Ibeabuchi July 13, 2019 - 1:26 pm

honestly meeting u in Yobe Camp was one the best..indeed u are truly a poet.kudos dear

odion July 13, 2019 - 3:20 pm

This is awesome. Beauty in the places we least expect.

Onyeanakwe Isioma July 13, 2019 - 8:02 pm

Beautiful work, thank God for safety and experience, it all ended well, greater heights ahead, dear.

Adebisi Opeyemi July 14, 2019 - 5:41 am

This is such a story. I followed from the start to the end without blinking. You are a hell of a writer. Keep it up. Can I share this on my blog?

Eden Benibo July 14, 2019 - 7:04 pm

Thanks a lot!
Yeah.. Sure you can

Jang Alfred mancha July 14, 2019 - 5:54 am

Yobe turn to be our home,oooh yobe!!!the pride of the sahel!potistkum our second home.

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