NYSC and the folks of new age
03. January 2019 at 13:18
by Abiodun Jamiu Sulaiman
As the literature goes, design is not making beauty. Beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration and love. Whatever comes around, goes around. Maintaining a solid phalanx has always been the surviving tonics of diverse entities.
The National Youth Service Corps, a brain-child of Gowon's no Victor, no vanguished poetry, was doctored as an integration Mechanism. Tailored to heal wounds sustained during the civil impasse that lasted for months, and wreck incalculable loses; thereby exposing the cleavages that ditched the Nigerian Federation. NYSC allows young graduate to be posted to locales other than their own with a view to eschewing intolerance and develop common ties among the Nigerian youths, and perhaps promote national unity and integration.
Arguably, the programme could be said to have attained her climatic moments given the context in which the country has managed varying differences, crisis paving way for troubles, that emerged from differing ideas.
A tiger does not shout its tigritude, it acts. Exposure to different cultures was believed to have h...