Nigerian pop star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has come under fire for allegedly travelling to Boston for US Tour when he is supposed to be at the Lagos camp observing the mandatory 3 weeks orientation period of the one-year National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, scheme.
So many Nigerians have however expressed pros and cons as to whether the “IF” crooner has flouted the Bye-laws guiding the NYSC, scheme with his travel.
Davido, just last week Thursday, reported at the Lagos NYSC orientation camp at Iyana-Ipaja to conclude his registration, saying he was “tying up every loose end!”
READ ALSO: Download latest Davido songs
Many Nigerians had welcomed his decision to undergo the compulsory scheme which requires, especially for the first 3 weeks orientation period in the camp, that every corps member must stay in the camp and in the state.
The bye-laws of NYSC states the following conditions for corps members during orientation period.
It states that, “”During the period of orientation, every member shall:
(i) Attend regularly, punctually and participate fully in all official engagements on the field, at lecture and all places of work;
(ii) Not leave the Orientation Camp or absent himself from any official activity without the written consent of the State Director or his representative;
(iii) When absent from his duties on account of illness ensure that such absence is covered by an Excuse Duty Certificate issued by a medical doctor then on duty at the camp.”
The bye-laws however stipulates that “Leaving the camp without permission of the State Director” will attract “extension of the service year by double the number of days for which the member was absent from his camp and forfeiture of his allowance for the same number of days of which he was absent.”
However, just after his registration, Davido is said to have travelled out of the country to Boston for his ‘Locked Up’ U.S tour. This has, however, raised some arguments among Nigerians as to whether Davido was permitted to travel and or; whether or not he flouted the NYSC bye-laws.
While some said he did flout the bye-laws, others said he did not.
Below are their arguments on twitter:
Many many people have died for different reasons because OF NYSC and Davido and that Kemi woman just made bullshit of the whole scheme. Nigeria is really messed up
— Wakeel (@__tunde) September 3, 2018
I’m still quite puzzled about what Davido and NYSC are doing.
If this was a stunt, let be be said, cause it has messed up the integrity of the exercise, especially after the Finance Minister’s episode.
I was actually rooting for him to at least complete the 3 weeks exercise
— BeingHumanAintEnough (@realdanielemeka) September 3, 2018
The Lagos camp commandant after hearing that Davido is on tour in US after NYSC registration days ago pic.twitter.com/7lzfQowNLp
— Iseunife The First (@Shawnife_) September 1, 2018
NYSC bye Laws stipulate that a Corp member can leave the Orientation Camp with the permission of the State Director,abi?
That explains the Davido thing. And why he may not have broken any Laws
— Wodu Wakiri The Wag (@Oddy4real) September 3, 2018
Is Davido still in NYSC camp ? Or d guy don fly out for his regular concert. Everyone is unlooking bcoz it's Davido…..d guy get money abi. D guy no break any law abi ? It is well sha.
— Mallam Ibro Audi (@batabosso) September 3, 2018
Don’t blame Davido for flouting NYSC camp rules. Blame NYSC and your country for condoning such flagrant disrespect for its laws and rules. I’m not sure that Yusuf Buhari has served and for all you know, he already has a discharge certificate. Don’t blame Davido.
— Air Raid (@OdogwuOgbete) September 3, 2018
Finally! Someone spoke my mind. Been thinking of how to put it into words but @O_Nife just finished work on this piece. Thank you.
I don't like the nysc thing but if you're gonna do it don't insult the scheme.
Davido insulted the scheme. Simple.
— Amaka👓 (@AmakaUdehF) September 3, 2018
just one question, if Davido remained in camp, and all soldiers and officials treat him as just another Corp member. Will his fellow Corp members do the same? Do you in your opinion feel the environment will be safe, comfortable and condusive for him?
— Yorubad Boi 💢 (@yb_olaleye) September 3, 2018
The hypocrisy in this reply is…the environment that other corps members are subjected and forced down their throats to is not conducive to Davido because….he is a sacred cow…
— Baamofin Lu'Jesha (@O_Nife) September 3, 2018
I won't be surprised if Davido has his NYSC certificate already and this is just for news, which shows how a joke of a nation Nigeria is.
— Oluwaseun (@Quineniola) September 3, 2018