Incongruous reactions ensue over payment and delivery of call up numbers online, as the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) approached its deadline of ultimatum yesterday on 12. Oct, 2014.
While some are celebrating, large chunks of the prospective Batch C corps members popularly known as otondos are grumbling over the fact that they registered and paid the required N4,060 and have not yet received their call-up numbers via E-mail.
In the light of the foregone, the N4,060 was reportedly meant to computerize the issuance of call-up letters to save prospective corps members the stress of traveling to their various schools to collect the same. The idea was tagged as online registration of corps members.
On that basis, the NYSC authorities said the payment was not mandatory for every corps member but for those wishing to get their call-up online.
While congratulatory messages of “Successfully Mobilized for Deployment” with the call-up number were mailed to some, starting on 5th October. Others confess that they have not gotten theirs yet.
We hope NYSC addresses this issue with explicit reasons to why their call-up letter were delayed or what went wrong during their Registration process, e.g. not corresponding Jamb registration number, improper method of registration, still on process. etc via their mail else the NYSC will hastily introduce Nigerians to the “Tale of On-line Call-up Shambles.”