I Slept around 9pm with the thought of excitement and a little sorry about the journey. The journey that I so desperately been waiting for. Now I am glad and grateful that I have finally got the chance to be a Corper and serve my nation.
A long awaited, most anticipated and desperate journey that will soon turn out to be the most exhausting and undesiring one. We, some strange friends that mate online planned to start our journey to our call up destination where we will be observing our NYSC orientation program early in the morning at around 7:30am.
However on reaching the station where we're supposed to board in the bus, the funny thing happened. Everyone was at the station but however non of us was able to identify each other because like I said we mate online and we didn't properly introduce ourselves so we don't know each others face, hah! crazy.
So we waited our for our bus to arrive and after it arrived we started loading our luggages and then hit the road at around 9:30am. We steadily began our journey to adamawa while I kept praying for a safe journey. The trip was okay and comfortable from Kano state to Jigawa state, but after Jigawa state our trip begins to turn into a stressful one. We entered Bauchi state which has good and stable roads but not as good as that of Jigawa and Kano.
We entered Gombe state and behold the beginning of a cumbersome journey brought about by the worse roads in the country and what is worse is, that Gombe is such a big state with a vass land. I never thought there's a state a Nigeria that will be bigger than kano in land mass. Gombe State, I got tired of driving in that state that I thought we were never going to get out of the state. But little do I know that Gombe is a paradise compared to the state we are about to enter.
We begin to experience the worstest part of our journey, closing the end of Gombe and entering into Adamawa state. How can you be driving on a street that is not supposed to take a twenty minutes ride but will take about an hour and thirty minutes rides going on a most lowest speed. It was tiring. Savanah, is what they call the area, dusty and extremely bad it gives us body pain.
However Adamawa state has the most beautiful natural structure of land comprising of heals, rocks and valleys that I have never seen before. It is the most beautiful thing that I have ever seen. I am glad for having this chance, it almost seem unreal.
It was a daring journey along Lafiya and savanah streets but it was worth it, the driver is very patient and skillful. We reached our camp at around 10:30pm after over 13 hours journey. We were all grateful that we arived safe and sound with no complications. Thanks be to the Almighty Lord for keeping us safe to the end of our trip. I pray that he still keep us safe on our way back.
The soldiers asked us to be in a long queue where they asked to to drop our bags and they begin to search our bags for illegal items, like sharp objects and harmful drugs. When they were all done, we proceed into the camp and made and queue where we're to submit our call up letters for screening. After we have submitted our call up letters they gave us mattresses and sent us to a big hall and told to sleep there temporaryfir the nest morning because it was late for any further screening.
So we prayed, ate some biscuits and water, prayed and slept in the hall all exhausted and fatigued til the next morning. But It was a big relief reaching there safe.
Thank you fellas.
February 27, 2022.
It's been a while since I published an article. I Apologies for my inconsistency which is due to the limited time we have for ourselves here in the camp. I'm sad that I can't write everyday till after three weeks.