Davido’s presence electrifies NYSC Camp


Soldiers, police and the officials of the NYSC had a Herculean time controlling corps members when popular musician, David Adeleke entered the Orientation camp in Iyana Ipaja on Thursday after the opening ceremony of the three week orientation programme for 2,152 2018 Batch B Stream II corps members.
The graduate of music from Babcock University was greeted by a crowd of cheering corps members who almost mobbed him as he came out of a white Mercedes Benz with a Police Force plate number PF 413-S.
The NYSC’s Coordinator, Prince Mohammed Momoh’s best effort to avoid commotion as a result of the star’s presence proved abortive as corps members surrounded his office screaming with excitement after soldiers and officials managed to get him in.
Davido dressed in the NYSC ceremonial uniform was accompanied by his mother, who sat with him as he signed the NYSC oath for corps members.
Afterwards he was brought out to the corps members who had eventually been made to sit on the parade ground. He refused to stand on a makeshift stage brought for him but preferred to stand if front of his peers instead.
He told them to stay motivated in serving their country.
“Stay motivated; I love you all,” he said before he was whisked away.
In an interview with journalists, Davido said he chose to serve three years after graduation because he was still young.
“I am still young and I want to spend my time as a youth to serve my country. I am corper like any other and I think I can withstand the pressure.
Corps members and even others who sell in the Mammy Market ran around as his car left the camp. In his characteristic way, he threw a wad of cash in the air which made some stop the pursuit to scramble for the money. But others still went on until the car left the premises.