NYSC Wields Big Stick On Davido For Violating Service Rules
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) appears to have sanctioned award-winning singer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, for violating camp rules during the mandatory three-week orientation.
The Punch quoted top sources in the NYSC as saying that for “absconding” from the camp during the orientation camp, the Corps had to “dekit” the artiste, which brought to an end his participation in the 2018 Batch ‘B’ Stream II in Lagos State, where he had been posted.
“The NYSC was constrained to “dekit” Davido for violating the rules guiding conduct and activities in the camp. As a matter of fact, he absconded because he was away from the camp without permission. That prompted the Corps to issue him a query which was sent from Abuja. So, he is no longer a serving corps member,” said one of the sources.
The ‘Fall’ crooner also confirmed this on Instagram after popular entertainment promoter, Adesegun Adeosun, better known as King Smade, who just finished his three-week NYSC orientation program, was given a commendation for outstanding performance by the service.
Reacting to the post made by Smade, Davido wrote “Naso dem cancel my own”.
The singer has violated many of the scheme’s regulations.
Some bye-laws violated by Davido include bringing vehicles into the orientation camp; disclosing official information; engaging in private practice; taking part in partisan politics; reporting late to duty among others.
It should be noted that the NYSC law not only prohibited participation in partisan politics but said corps members should not leave their place of primary assignments without the permission of their state coordinators.
“Any member who takes part in partisan politics is liable to extension of service for a period not less than three months without pay,” Section 9 under the Miscellaneous Offences and Penalties, read.