Nigerian Don preserves ceremonial uniform for 37years, gifts same to daughter
A Nigerian and university teacher, Dr. Joseph Chukwu has rattled Nigerian media space after he shared on his Facebook page, his photos, gifting a Nigerian ceremonial uniform designed for the Nigerian Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to his daughter.
The teacher wrote: “37 years ago, 12th batch, 1984/85, I was issued this NYSC ceremonial dress during my youth service. Today, I am passing down this 37-year old shirt to my daughter to augment with her kits as she proceeds for her youth service shortly. Where did you keep any of your kits? Don’t I deserve an award from NYSC?”.
The internet immediately started celebrating, Dr. Chukwu who is a lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication of Alex Ekwueme University, Ndiufu Alike in South-East Nigeria.
The NYSC is a one-year mandatory national service programme for all Nigerians who graduated from higher institutions both at home and abroad. It is mandatory that corps members wear the uniform for the service year. Most people, especially in the recent times, struggle to keep the uniform for one year; reason readers celebrated Dr. Chukwu for being a careful person. Others believed that the uniform designed 37 years ago is better than the ones being designed in the recent times. The lecturer is from Ugwulangwu, Ohaozara, in Ebonyi state.