I believe that in this life we live, there must be closes and lanes and roads and streets that are paved for us or we must pave in order to actually exist. There is the Kindergarten close, the primary school avenue, the junior and senior secondary school lanes and the campus way. Some choose not to drive or walk past these already-paved streets and decide to pave streets of their own.
I shall call the street I am walking on “NYSC Road”. For most people, it is imperative to walk on this street. The walk is never steady. One is bound to encounter permanent potholes and it is worse when rain comes. If you slip and fall, you had better rise again in order not to be trampled upon. On the way, you will be paid N7,500, currently N8,500, monthly. That payment remains fixed even though prices in the market skyrocket daily.
The ones who enjoy NYSC Road are those who drive past it. I don’t know how to drive, but I still have hopes of being a queen of the road. It takes a complete calendar year to reach the end of this road, after which you will be given a certificate of attendance, an ordinary sheet of paper with your name on it. Even though NYSC stands for National Youth Service Corps, some call it “Now Your Suffering Commences”, but I call it “Nigerian Youths Suffer Continuously” in “Nigeria’s Yellow Secret Cult”.