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Response to Nigeria’s National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) posting of Igbo and other Southern youth-graduates to areas of endemic violence in Northern Nigeria

07/17/12

Response to Nigeria’s National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) posting of Igbo and other Southern youth-graduates to areas of endemic violence in Northern Nigeria

*Response To NYSC Posting of Igbo & Other Southern Youth-Graduates To Areas of Endemic Violence In The North

-Masterweb Reports

It is unthinkable that the government of Nigeria should order youth to report for civil “service” in areas in Northern Nigeria wracked by perpetual violence when in fact the government and public both experience and recognize the danger; and the government has admitted publicly that it is unable to curtail, let alone eradicate such violence.

It is extremely cruel and cynical for the government of Nigeria and its agencies to claim a constitutional prerogative in this matter citing the section of what passes for Nigeria’s constitution-of-the-day, when in fact the same document clearly states and implies that the first responsibility of the government is to provide adequate security for the people. It is a responsibility which the government has woefully failed in, and has made no denials about such failure, where in fact it is quite obvious to the world and to the people that this government has not only failed in this duty, but has no way, plans and or will, to do better. ( Continues below..... )

NYSC members at a parade

Photo Above: NYSC members at a parade

It is especially hypocritical for the Nigerian government or any person to think that the original goal of the NYSC military decree—a decree which was ported into the Nigeria’s subsequent constitutions—was achieved at any time, or would ever be achieved. Such a goal of “national integration” merely served to move masses of youth graduating from universities to serve for slave-labor wherein the areas producing the most graduates suffered most because, by that decree, their graduates could not serve them. When they spent their stipends at their posting area, that, too, amounted to an economic boon for the locality; money obviously denied their own particular areas of origin which had borne the financial brunt of their education. Right from the start, rather than the unachievable goal of national integration for a “country” where it was already known and understood that “there is no basis for unity”, the NYSC edict forced Southern graduates to provide cheap labor for the North, without any parallel benefit for the South, there being comparatively fewer (in orders of magnitude) Northern graduates. The NYSC scheme thus also resulted in the preferential spending of the bulk of the allocated government funds for the program in the North, intended or not. As such, the NYSC was not and is not about national integration. ( Continues below..... )

Nigeria six geopolitical zones

Photo Above: Nigeria six geopolitical zones

This was made clear by the well-publicized specific targeting of NYSC members for death and destruction by Muslim Northern youth incited by and rooting for Buhari in Northern Nigeria during the last election, an action which Buhari shows no substantive remorse for, based on the preponderance of his later statements and acts, for which he received the support of his fellow Northerners. Predictably, the same government of Nigeria, now ordering the posting of Southerners NYSC members back to the same areas, has done nothing meaningful and corrective about the killing, maiming and terrorization of the NYSC victims.

We therefore unequivocally condemn the posting, in the face of obvious danger, of Southern youth to the North by the government of Nigeria in the NYSC scheme. In this matter, we accuse the government of Nigeria (and we hope the world and responsible organizations join us in this) of crimes against humanity and of terrorism against the people. ( Continues below..... )

A victim of the attack

Photo Above: A victim of Boko Haram attack

We call on our people to stand up for their rights of survival and right to security against this type of naked insensitivity and wanton cruelty of the government of Nigeria which acts with pernicious impunity against the people. We call on the people to reject all posting to the North and demand and obtain the final and permanent dissolution of the NYSC project: it does not serve the purpose for which it was purportedly rigged up. To this end, we call on the people to prevent the NYSC posting forthwith.

It is up to the people to extract full accountability, responsibility and responsivity from the government; after all, Nigeria claims that it is a government of the people by the people: now is the time to test this claim.

Biafra Foundation
BiafraFoundation@yahoo.com
July 15, 2012

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Baby killed by Boko Haram during their 2011 Christmas Day bombing of churches.

Photo Above: Baby killed by Boko Haram during their 2011 Christmas Day bombing of churches.
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8 comments

Comment from: Eje [Visitor]
EjeNYSC is a good program for the new graduates,but in a situation were Boko Harem is doing every thing possible to aggravate Jonethan and his southern brothers, then the government should be carefull to send non muslem to the north. We can not force one nigeria when some part of the country refused integration. Let those kids make choice of where they want to serve or the south should be ready to receive slaughtered corpers in less than six months.
07/17/12 @ 15:12
Comment from: James007Bond [Visitor] Email
James007BondThis is an extremist view. Writer will do us a favour by showing the posting of NYSC members in the 36 states of the Federation to prove that the south is being cheated. While I support the idea that corp members should not be posted to violence racked states, there is no proof that NYSC members were killed by boko haram. 2011 elections, yes. However, writer should know that corp members had been kidnapped, killed and even raped by traditional rulers in the south.
07/17/12 @ 15:26
Comment from: hamza mohammed ismaila [Visitor]
hamza mohammed ismailamy people you have to see what happn in the pass to be a leason everybody, pls my people we sould be our brothers keeper. we need peace for our country Nigeria, is the only country we have. let put head together.
07/17/12 @ 16:21
Comment from: felix boye [Visitor] Email
felix boyeNYSC scheme: even if the initial intention of the scheme seems good,is it not now oobvious that the scheme as failed to bring about the intended integration?why is the govt ashamed of reforming the scheme in the security challenges? I hereby call for a reform- corps members should be posted places within their geo-political zones .
07/17/12 @ 18:00
Comment from: THOMAS [Visitor]
THOMASNYSC,is a national program that prepared youth for their future no one should put sentiment before boko haram.in the passed will experience kidnaper from the south killing of NYSC MEMBERS FROM THE SOUTHERN PART OF NIGERIA NO NORTHERN LEADER THINK OF SENTIMENT BUT THEIR THINK WAS HOW TO PROVIDE SOLUTION TO THE SPACE OF KID NAPE IN SOUTH,EVEN WHEN SOME SOUTHERN GOVERNOR WAS BEHIND THE PROBLEM NO NORTHERN TAKE IT AS WAR B/W THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH WHY NOW
07/19/12 @ 03:35
Comment from: IDIONGOMFON PROMISE [Visitor] Email
IDIONGOMFON PROMISELORD JESUS CHRIST, PLEASE HAVE MERCY ON US...
07/19/12 @ 06:31
Comment from: Samuel Daniel-Oguka (Decency) [Visitor] Email
Samuel Daniel-Oguka (Decency)'BOKO HARAM' OR NO 'BOKO HARAM' JESUS IS LORD. WE SAW IT BEGIN, WE WILL SURELY SEE THE END OF IT. THOSE THAT BELIEVE WITH ME PLEASE SAY A M E N ! ! (I judge no body, I leave it for GOD). HIS will be done. What is happening in this country is totally beyond human power, but i believe WE SHALL SURVIVE. May justice and peace reign in this country, Amen. Peace be with YOU.
07/19/12 @ 13:03
Comment from: Evang. john Ella [Visitor]
Evang. john Ellawe claim Nigerian practices democracy in the country but our leaders have miss used the practices which we claimed, and turn around the country into another things which is bribing and corruption.
07/20/12 @ 07:36

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