My NYSC diary and 21 days in camp Ch.1 Ep. 7
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My NYSC diary and 21 days in camp Ch.1 Ep. 7


By Ola Olowo  Posted on 12th Oct 2018

Estimated reading time: 2 mins 1 secs



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After so much shouting and blabbing, the manager of Arik airline came to brief us about the situation at hand.  Some of us could bear with them. He explained to us that the mistake was made at Murtala Mohammed International Airport: The aircraft could not carry the entire luggage at a goal, but the authorities failed to inform us beforehand.

During my earlier outburst, an Arik airline staff named Mr. Ola came to speak with me. We spoke Yoruba language, and in the end, he was able to calm me down. After everything, we made it plain to him that we wouldn’t go to Bauchi that night. We demanded that they lodge us in a 5-star hotel for the night before we set off to camp the next day.

I left him to decide while I joined Ugo and Bisola to have a brief discussion. After some few minutes, an Arik airline official came to address us and also tabled down an offer before us. He said they‘ve decided to let us stay at the Arik staff quarters, pending the time our bags will arrive at the airport the next day. Mr. Ola led us to the staff quarters. We had a fluid conversation as if we’ve known each other for quite sometime, not considering the circumstances that brought us together.

We initially stayed at the quarters of one Arik staff called Mr. Kehinde. He has two lovely kids named Tolulope and Motunrayo. The cold weather in Plateau state was very intense. By far, that’s the coldest environment I have ever found myself. You won’t blame me, would you? We were made a laughing stock when we complained about the cold weather.

Later that evening, Mr. Ola took us out to get some drinks. He briefed us about life in Jos and how he got there in the first place. According to him, he had spent over two years in Plateau state and he’s really enjoying life over there. He’s really fun to be with; maybe due to the circumstances that brought us together, who knows?

After taking our drinks, we felt very hungry. Mr. Ola suggested we take a stroll to town so we could eat something heavy. We obliged immediately.

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