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NYSC members serve as tea girls and boys at National Assembly



Some Youth Corpers serving at the National Assembly have complained about the disgraceful way they are treated by members of the legislature.

Investigations by Punch News on Saturday revealed that most of the NYSC members were upset after discovering that serving at the National Assembly was neither rosy nor challenging, contrary to their expectations.

“Many of us here are attached to committees but there isn’t much to do. The committees hardly allow us to carry out any serious assignments; officials just treat us like errand boys.

“They seize the slightest opportunity to shout at us during committee assignments. It can get really embarrassing.” An angry male corper said, adding that members of committees had little regard for them.

Investigation also revealed that the National Assembly, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Central Bank of Nigeria and commercial banks topped the list of “lucrative and challenging” institutions corps members posted to Abuja prefer to serve in.

Another youth corper serving as an aide to a legislator said that the reason why some corp members want to serve at the National Assembly was because of the opportunity to work directly as aides to Senators or members of the House.

“The disappointment sets in when they find out that the place offers no more than serving in committees and departments already congested by civil servants on the payroll of the National Assembly.

“In the committees, they will be largely redundant except during meetings when they can serve tea, kola nuts or sweets,” the corper said.

It is almost a hopeless case for fresh graduates aspiring to work as legislative aides to senators or representatives because the lawmakers had given out such jobs to their relatives or friends.

But the National Assembly’s Director of Information and Publications, Mr. Monima Daminabo, dismissed the claim of maltreatment of corps members.

“The civil service is a disciplined and rule-guided system. Most of them came in largely untrained in the working of the parliament; so they need the assistance of superior officers to put them through. We have no tradition of discrimination in the National Assembly.

“Also, the authorities of the NYSC that posted them here have never reported to us that they received complaints from their corps members. So, if such cases exist, the authorities of the NYSC should know,” Mr. Daminabo said.

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  1. Paul

    February 26, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    If it’s true dat u malt them God will judge u cos some of u were not Degree holder.

  2. Wale

    February 26, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Maltreat of youth corps members by legislators,how could that be true?

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    February 26, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    May God punish all those who use innocent youths for extra-job duties and give their corpers’ jobs to their relatives.

  4. vivian

    February 26, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    d story is true.those at d high table dont regard us at all some of them even call us “common corper”.corpers dat r serving at d national assemble they were not even paying them.pls those in authority shld make it a law for corpers to be retained after their service yr to reduce unemployment in nigeria.

  5. Beinein

    February 27, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Those nysc members that were posted to the NASS,n those of them that lobbied to be there,what were they expecting,to go and make laws,or particpate in oversight functions?please it is call national youth service corp,so no matter what capacity,you are being called to serve,service is service and to me,i think these regrets should be done some where else.

  6. Mavi

    February 27, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Its so funny to me, bcoz these corp members either went there thinking they’ll make more money… I so pity them, they would have been useful else where, I also laugh @ the corpers that lobbied their way there, it served them right… Am a serving Corper in Abj


    February 27, 2012 at 8:23 am

    we will find a solution to that my people just put your mind at rest.

  8. Benedicta Ogagarue

    February 27, 2012 at 8:51 am

    If dis is really true…..God bring dem down and reduce dem 2nuffin…cos many of dem dere arnt even OND holders…..dnt wry corpers God wil listen 2ur cry…..

  9. Benedicta Ogagarue

    February 27, 2012 at 8:58 am

    dey wil b fed in deir own poisons……God wil nt let dem go unpunished,dey wil b reduced 2deir vomits….

  10. Chika Adima

    February 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    It’s quite unfortunate though. @ Mavi; why sound that way? if u had the chance and choice, woundnt u have gone their as well? please let’s be reasonable with our comments.

  11. Uche ex corper

    February 27, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    This senator r all devil incarnate they dnt care avout u o.they r all after their own pocket.they r all into cultism etc so they dnt have concience.

  12. Ajadi Adewale

    February 28, 2012 at 12:06 am

    The youth corpers are tomorrow’s leaders,they need 2 be treated with integrity.They were there there to serve country and not as a slave.lmportant duties should be asign to them through d supervision of a senior staff.They need to be encouraged .God bless Nigeria

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    February 29, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Had it been dat i am to serve there as a corper i would have make sure dat i will be missing drugs to dat tea so dat they will drink and understand de meaning of drinking tea in de office even when they should be discussion something very important to dis foolish government rather they will drink!!! Of their understanding small children drinking tea there should have engage in drinking milk too nonsense politician promise and fail politician

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    March 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    It’s a pity dat nysc has lost focus! I mean the FG In the 70s, 80s n early 90s, corps members were treated with dignity. It wil interest u 2 no dat doz wo were in charge of nysc den were nt even graduates. Unfurtunately, the pple wo were wel treatd as corps members r the same wo maltreat corps membas nw dat they r in authority. D prob of naija is naija gvt. Charity begins at home. Nigerians have bin dcivd, cheated, disapointed 4 so long by d gvt dat dey find it very hard or even imposible 2 bliv any gvt-distrust, it is! Well, the only 4 corps members is to put their trust in d lord and also bliv in themselves- for d lord wil suply ur need, nt acording to d economic situatn in 9ja, but acording 2 his riches in glory. A bon entendeur, salut!

  15. dany effy

    March 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    salut a touetes et a tous!

  16. Umoada

    March 3, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    It is a disgrace dat human beings had no respect 4 humanity,den what wud i say dan….”d leaders shal rib wot d sow”

  17. Patrick

    March 7, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    The fact remain like this: Nigeria use corp members and IT student for cheap labours. They do d work wt less pay. D issue of serving tea in some firms are real. Except u teach in schs or serve in an industral oil firm, thats d only places u gain more experience. Corp members shud be respected nt used as errand machines. One love corp members.

  18. Moshoodxylics

    April 3, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    The corp memberd should have known ab initio that they do not fit into the modus operandi and inner workings of the NASS system.

    My thoughts.

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