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7 Realities Of Life After NYSC

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The Nigerian labor market is the real definition of ‘street hustle.’ You may not know the true reality of life until after NYSC. 

During my undergraduate days, I always had a mental picture of my life three years after graduation. Ignorantly, I was certain that a month or two months after NYSC, I will have a job with a blue-chip company.

And after working for a year, I will get a nice car and marry my girlfriend then. I even imagined myself living in my duplex after working for about five years. 

Hey! Don’t blame me; I probably watched too many Nollywood movies when growing up. And I unconsciously set a standard for myself based on what I saw in movies. 

But reality dawned on me after NYSC. 5 months to the end of my service years, I started sending my CVs to every job vacancy I saw online. I sent over 100 CVs (I’m not exaggerating), but I only got one Interview Invitation. 

Guess the company that sent me an interview invitation? It was Andron homes and Properties.

Of course, I was excited! I didn’t know much about the company. So, I did some research about them; I even called the company. And they told me that it’s a commission-based job. In other words, my income solely depends on how many lands and properties I sell. So, I didn’t attend the interview. 

After NYSC, I knew the definition of life. I couldn’t imagine myself going back to the village after youth service. I regretted not learning a skill during my service year, but I learned in a very hard way. 

In this article, I have shared with you 7 realities you are likely to face after graduation. 

7 Realities You May Face After NYSC

If I knew what I know now, 6 years ago, during my NYSC days, I wouldn’t have stressed myself looking for jobs. But I don’t want you to leave NYSC feeling frustrated, that’s why I’m sharing this with you; 

#1. Nobody Gives You Money Anymore 

Except you are from a rich home, you may not get a dime from anybody after NYSC. The general belief is that you have graduated and don’t need money anymore. 

Even some of your relatives and friends who were your constant ATMs while you were in school won’t send you money. They believe if you need money, you should be able to earn it. 

#2. Those Who Promised You Jobs May Disappoint 

When you are still in school, several people will promise to help you get a job. But after NYSC, most of them will not even answer your calls. And if you have already relied on their promise of getting you a job, you will be heartbroken when they start avoiding your call. 

#3. Your Younger One’s May Start Disrespecting You
You remembered how your younger siblings treated you with so much respect during your undergraduate and NYSC days? You may not get that treatment long after NYSC, except you, are lucky to find a good job immediately. Otherwise, they will start disrespecting you stylishly. 

That’s why it’s never advisable to return to your parents’ home after graduation. I know you may have a different opinion about it. But it’s strongly advisable to leave your comfort zone and start facing real-life experience. 

After my NYSC in River State, I know of a guy who rented a local zinc hunt (Basha) in Port Harcourt. He never went back home. He started a lesson teacher consulting business, and today he is doing very well. In fact, recently moved to his apartment (I mean the one he built). 

#4. Your Girlfriend May Leave You For Someone Else

Girls don’t like wasting their time with someone who isn’t ready for marriage after NYSC. Of course, they may show you all the love, care, and attention during your NYSC year. But when you guys are done with service, don’t expect the same thing. 

At that time, your girlfriend needs something more than mere romance and Cinderella love’s fantasy. So, if she doesn’t see the prosperity light on your forehead, she may go with the next person ready for marriage. 

But is that heartbreak? NO, she didn’t break your heart. Instead, she’s realistic about the situation. 

#5. You May Think Some of Your Uneducated Friends Are Doing Better Than You 

Today’s youths are fond of using the phrase “school na scam.” But I disagree with that notion. School is still an important variable in the success equation. However, our society has been approaching it the wrong way. 

For decades, our educational system has always prepared us to be job seekers instead of job creators. And that’s why we have more unemployed graduates out there than the companies that can absorb them. 

So, we were never taught how to improvise or think outside the box. Instead, they prepared us to work for Chevron, Shell, Unilever, and other big brands. Once we fail to secure a job in any top-rated multinationals, we immediately believe we are failures. 

Some days ago, I read a very funny yet emotional story on Nairaland (By the way, I’m a big fan of the forum). The writer wrote that he recently finished his NYSC, and when he came back to the village, he discovered that his friends were doing better than him. 

According to him, they have their own houses, wives, children, and happily. And he has been in the village for a while, and yet to get a job. 

Now he’s thinking of getting an Okada for himself and start to use it pending when he gets a job.

I Felt Disappointed By His Business Idea
Really? Sorry to say, but I was quite disappointed that a graduate who went through an educational system could think so little. 

You have the money to buy Okada, right? Why not think of something else he can do to take advantage of the internet? Of course, he can start mini importation with as little as 20k, and if he is consistent, he could double his capital within a month. 

Don’t get wrong; I am not blaming him. But he was just a victim of a poor educational system. The system made us become slaves to money, instead of the other way round. 

Remember, this is just one person out of the millions of graduates facing the same frustration. Because their uneducated friends are doing better than them, their emotions (fear and greed) do the thinking for them. 

If you are a serving corps member or undergraduate in any Nigerian university reading this, take it seriously. Start thinking of a skill that will give you a soft-landing after NYSC. I don’t want to sound scary, but LIFE AFTER NYSC IS BRUTAL.

#6. If You Don’t Have a Strong Will, You May Think Fraud

Most Internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys) will always tell you that they are doing it due to unemployment. In fact, they will tell you how long they have suffered in life. 

But I disagree, unemployment is not enough reason to defraud people of their hard-earned money. And mudslinging the country’s reputation. You can channel the energy you use to defraud innocent people to something legal and more productive. 

#7. Getting a Job is Never the Answer to Your Financial Problem. 

Let me quickly ask you a question. Who did you feel when you got the job, you are doing now? You were so certain that it would be the beginning of your financial liberty, weren’t you?

But what happened after the first few months, your expenses have increased. And the salary that seems so attractive at first is no longer enough. 

It’s not because you are extravagant. But it’s because your salary is a short term solution to a long term problem. 

And most of us from this part of the world carry the entire family’s financial responsibility once we start working. You may start paying your younger one’s tuition, receive calls from extended relatives, friends appeal for funds, the problem is ‘ad infinitum’ (endless). 

These are 7 realities most Nigeria graduates face after NYSC. What other reality do you know of? Let us know in the comment section. And don’t forget to share with your friends on social media. 

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Wike advises buhari to fulfill his promise to nigerians

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has encouraged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to demonstrate to Nigerians that he is prepared to fulfill the masses needs.

The lead representative said the President will set the nation ‘ablaze’ by not actualizing a portion of the solicitations voiced out by pioneers during the ongoing conversations with the official designation drove by the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari.

The PUNCH had revealed that Gambari drove lawmakers and government officials to gatherings with heads of the six international zones as a method of tending to concerns brought up in the outcome of the #EndSARS protests.

Gambari and the official appointment had met with lead representatives and heads of the South-South international zone in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Tuesday. At the gathering, the South-South pioneers including the Rivers State governor requested the rebuilding of the nation in accordance with the guideline of genuine federalism, saying it will ensure harmony, security and soundness in the nation.

Giving a report on the gathering on Thursday morning, Wike said the President actually has the opportunity to execute the desire of individuals and engraving an inheritance for himself.

The governor talked today on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily program.

He said, “I am not a pessimist. I don’t believe that because you didn’t do what you agreed to do yesterday, therefore, you will not do what you agree to do today.

Even if he (Buhari) has not done what he told Nigerians he would do, he can say, look, I promised Nigerians yesterday, I didn’t do that and that is affecting my integrity and so, for people who know me, I will implement what I have said.

“People have raised the issue that they don’t think anything will come out of the dialogues. I don’t agree with them. I believe that if the President does not do it, given the opportunity he has now, he will be putting Nigeria on fire.” Continuing, Wike said political will to implement what the people want is key in governance.

According to him, the President has to show leadership by listening to Nigerians and by adhering to their wishes and proposals. “He may not necessarily implement everything the people may want but let the people see the concrete evidence that under President Buhari, he has been able to implement one, two, three, four demands by the people.

“If he (Buhari) doesn’t take this opportunity now to implement some of these requests, I don’t think it will be very good for Nigerians and for his legacy,” the governor added.

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Best WASSCE candidate of 2019 dies of cancer.

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Enugu state student who passed 2019 WASSCE with 7As dies of malignancy.

Chisom Chukwuneke, an understudy who arose the best 2019 candidate of the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, WASSCE, in her school, has died subsequent to fighting leukemia.

Douglas Ifeanyi Uzochukwu, Principal of Graceland College in Enugu where she moved on from a year ago, affirmed the sad news to TheCable Lifestyle yesterday.

Uzochukwu said chisom, 17, kicked the bucket after a delayed treatment in South Africa.

“I’m not her father. I can’t speak much on that but she passed on from leukemia after prolonged treatment in South Africa,” he added.

In a statement written via the school’s Facebook page, he wrote: “Forever in our hearts! Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint you left in our Hall of Fame. A truly outstanding student! Rest In Peace Chisom!”

Felix Chukwuneke, a Nigerian professor identified as the father of the deceased, also took to Facebook to explain how Chisom’s sickness started as pain in her leg.

He said this had prompted him to fly her to South Africa for medical care. “ It was just like a dream but the realities are crystal now. Just a pain on the leg that snowballed to a devastating episode, the battle started earnestly.

I hear you call, ‘daddy my leg is paining me’. I watch as you lie abed with pain,” he said in a long tribute to the deceased.

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Court dismisses marriage due to supposed ritual

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Court breaks up 10-year old marriage over marathon sex, affirmed money ritual .

A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Tuesday, broken down a 10-year-old marriage between one Basirat Adeyoyin and spouse, Adeyoyin Niyi over supposed ritual and marathon sex.

Conveying judgment, the President of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade said that the court would not watch until there was insurgency prior to settling on the correct choice.

Odunade, consequently, disintegrated the relationship among Basirat and Niyi in light of a legitimate concern for harmony and peacefulness.

He granted guardianship of the two kids born to both of them to the offended party and requested the respondent to pay N10, 000 as the kids’ month to month taking care of recompense.

The court additionally requested Niyi to be answerable for their schooling and other government assistance. In her previous record, Basirat, an inhabitant of Olonsogo-Molete, told the court that she was throwing in the towel with her better half since “he was putting forth a urgent attempt to utilize her for money ritual”.

The woman added that she first notification this when her husband didn’t show any empathy after she lost her last pregnancy because of an excessive number of sexual intercourse with him.

Suddenly in 2018, Niyi came home one night and told me that he received a message that he must have seven-day marathon sex with me without a gap of any day. “I read no meaning to it and I allowed him until there was a problem. “I was already carrying a three-month-old pregnancy before that time and on the second day of the marathon sex, I lost the pregnancy.

“I took care of myself in the hospital only for Niyi to come home to start requesting for the continuation of the seven-day marathon sex even when I was still bleeding. “Then, I consulted my parents and relatives and from every indication, we discovered that he was trying to use me for money ritual,” Basirat said.

Consenting to the suit, the respondent didn’t prevent the claim from getting the marathon sex yet decided to raise new issues by and large.

Niyi presented that his wife was excessively inconvenient for him and was an imprudent housewife.

“Even if this court would dissolve my marriage, I pray to be given custody of the two children because Basirat cannot take care of them.

“One of the young boys in our neighbourhood raped our first child and she did not tell me about the incident. “My lord, it was because she often overstays in the market that such a thing could happen,” Niyi added.

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