Popular Nigerian singer David Adeleke a.k.a Davido stirred interesting and hilarious comments on Twitter after he disclosed that he has enrolled for the compulsory National Youth Service Corps Scheme.
In his post he said he was “…tying up every loose end!” in responding to the clarion call to serve the nation.
The NYSC started in 1973 and is compulsory for all Nigerian youths below 30 years, who graduated from local and international universities, colleges of education and polytechnics.
Davido graduated from Babcock University in 2015 with a second class upper in music.
Some of the photographs of Davido in circulation show the ‘boyish singer’ at an orientation camp.
Here are some hilarious comments that his NYSC enrolment stirred:
Bhadmus Hakeem said, “Sorry ooo, I just want to know…..Will NYSC be paying Davido the N19,800 monthly Allowee?
9jaWitches tweeted, “Me waiting for NYSC to announce the signing of Davido as an ambassador.
“Davido or NYSC. I’m really confused on who is to be paying allawee to who?”
Oluwasaanumi: “Davido is officially the richest corper in the history of NYSC.”
Deji Faremi tweeted, “Davido’s NYSC should be fun. Sec schs will lobby to have him posted to them. The school that wins will then Davido to accept a rejection letter from them for a little token.
“Davido studio/company then requests for Davido, for a little token of course. Too much money everywhere.”
And one tweet underscores the essence of the NYSC for Nigerian youths:
Dr. Joe Abah said, “I would like to commend @iam_Davido for registering to undertake the NYSC in accordance with the law. Despite what many young people feel, the NYSC scheme is based on lofty ideals of nation-building. Perhaps the only scheme that has survived both military and civilian regimes.”