Saturday, March 14, 2009

My NYSC Experience

I’m just bidding bye to NYSC with this few lines and for all who have been part of this dream I say THANK YOU. The efficacy of this project will never dawn on many until many years after the service year. To those who are smart enough to be part of this hall of fame I say CONGRATULATIONS, because this will eternally be their point of reference, unending portfolio. Many corps members I tried to sell the potent of this project but very few bought into it. At what price? JUST FREE OF CHARGE at my own expenses. could have been to many a pointer to what they have done for community development.

Abolanle, it's cool partnering with you...And to everyone just passing out of NYSC scheme, I say don’t ever stop believing in yourselves. Just like the Bank PHB slogan, THE WORLD IS A STAGE, GO WRITE YOUR OWN SCRIPT…

My work featured on the dailies of Sunday 8th March 2009, turn to page of 32 and 33… SUNDAY PUNCH… I’m just UNSTOPPABLE… To all that have supported me, I say THANK YOU… I only hope you can feel my hug, THANK YOU, I couldn’t have done it without you guys.


Last Valentine Day, February 14, 2009 it was recorded on page 6 of Sunday Tribune, 15th February, 09 that the number of condoms used in Nigeria was conservatively put at 2.5 million, while global consumption of the product was put at approximately 1.2 billion. My worry is that, ‘how many of these condoms were properly and correctly put to use. This piece was inspired by that information to write about condom and to conduct condom demonstration for fellow corps members.

Why you should use condom, the fact is that it’s better not to have sex before marriage, but if you are going to have sex it’s advised to stick to one partner and use condom correctly and consistently. Condoms reduce the risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases if consistently and correctly used. Also condoms reduced the risk of unintended pregnancy.

So, how strong are condoms? Condoms do not easily break if they are used properly. Firstly, never use a lubricant like Vaseline, cocoa butter or any oily cream on the condom- they weaken the latex. If you want to use a lubricant use water based ones like LUBRICA. Caution is not to rush or force sex, love making should be tenderly.

You may ask if condom actually reduce the risk of contracting HIV. I will say YES, IF correctly and consistently used. If you blow up a condom like balloon it holds the air. Air is made up of small units much smaller than HIV. If air cannot get through, it makes it impossible for HIV to get through.

My advice is that ladies should be bold enough to initiate condom and get to know how to wear condom for guys. It’s better advised that the woman should wear it for the man.

For effective use of condom, these are the steps to be taken at infra:
* Feel the rough edge of the condom sachet with your finger and tear open the packet carefully. Don’t use teeth or sharp blades.
* Hold the tip of the condom to expel the air; then roll it down over the erect penis; this allows room at the end to collect the sperm (come).
* After Sex, withdraw the penis before it goes soft, holding the base of the condom as you do so.
* Tie the condom in a knot (to hold in the sperm) and then dispose by burying or burning. Don’t re-use condoms. USE A NEW CONDOM EVERY TIME YOU HAVE SEX.

I extended my appreciation to The Project Manager, of KWASACA for the support rendered, regrettably, I couldn’t included the pictures from the certificating awarding ceremony of my peer educators due to some technical problems. The condoms used in the pictures for this project was given by KWASACA. Thank you for your partnership.
The models are fellow corps member, Batch A 2008.


I will like to bring to the notice of the stakeholder of the NYSC a movie that I think in the first place before it premier to public view should have been banned. Especially at a time when parents are sensitive as to what become their wards when answer the clarion call of NYSC.
The tithe of the movie is LOST IN THE JUNGLE from the table of RICH-ROCK PRODUCTION. It came out sometimes in 2007 and it was an ignominy display of NYSC scheme to the public.
Can’t just shout, I leave the judgment in the hands of the authority of NYSC and it’s necessary something be done so as to throw caution to prevent future reoccurrences from our movie producers. NYSC image should be protected and no more ill-informed display of NYSC scheme. THANK YOU…. I arise!