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Mariam Is Back! And She Shares Her Story With Us.

Mariam in her white n' white. 

My name is mariam abiola salam.The dream of most graduates today is to serve their fathers land, I am a big fan of this too, so immediately I finished school I was anxious to get mobilized. The dream however came to pass as I was posted to Bayelsa, do I need to say I was happy and sad at the same time? Happy in the sense that I will be a corper and sad because I wanted a nearby state, I schooled in ogun state.

The journey was a long one because the driver didn't know the way to bayelsa so a journey of 7hrs took almost 16hrs, Bayelsa camp is located at polokuma opokuma local govt, NYSC is yet to get a permanent camp here so we made use of KAIAMA secondary school in the local govt area.
I got there around 10 so the only registration I could do was to get a bed,at-least, I needed to lay my innocent head after a long busy day! it was a short night cos they woke us as early as 3am to get prepared. I started registration on wednesday 12th 2014, I couldn't get a kit until saturday, all that period I was afraid because I thought I might not get kitted, my state code number is as unique as 
me..BY/14A\1111. LOL.

I started parade officially on Thursday and dat was the day I was authoritatively elected a VP of my platoon. A guy was the president, being a platoon leader was not so easy but its so much fun? I met a lot of wonderful people darego,shakira,bukky,mariam etc. The different competitions like Miss. Camp, hotleg, big,bold,and beautiful etc made it so much fun. The military officers allocated to my platoon are wonderful, staff sergent Emmanuel adamu and oga Monday and the other NYSC officials. I must say I enjoyed every moment here and I can boastfully tell u its a life time experience you will always treasure.

I got redeployed to OYO after the 3weeks of fun,I will definitely miss everything. And everyone..
thelma..I missed yuuu

I missed you too Mariam. You just reminded me of my camp days. Those three weeks were the most fun I've had ever! And the contests too, Wow! I remember how I contested for miss Big Bold and Beautiful in camp (Ogun state) and I had to tie a two piece wrapper around my bust and hips and dance a booty dance and eventually won the spot of the 1st Runner Up, with a 21" Flat Screen TV as my prize which I used through my service year. Camp was so much fun but the year that followed; CDS and Clearance were such a massive headache. 

Mariam I'm happy your redeployment wasn't stressful. Welcome back sweetness!


  1. Welcome back Mariam!

  2. We missed u! Welcome, Mariam!I'm glad you had fun #Enjay#

  3. Welcome back babe. I hope I join batch C in November... I hate A and B... just cos Nov is my birthday...

  4. Welcome back babe. I hope I join batch C in November... I hate A and B... just cos Nov is my birthday...

  5. Welcome back Mariam, I'm glad you had fun. You're really lucky and blessed

  6. Words can't xplain ow mch I missed every1 here,thank you for showing me so mch love,I apreciate.@steele,thanks dear,am blushing,@ enjay,u can't imagine ow mch I miss u and ur comments,@ ruthy,thanks dear,but. I think batch A. Is still the to you,thelma,am so longing to meet you someday,with dat ur heart of gold.thanks so much sis,u r a darling,am back and better..CHEERS to TOAWM

  7. Welcome back dear

  8. Welcome back dearie...glad u had fun,can't wait 2 xperience mine too. *Big hug*

  9. Alhamudu lilahi you had enough fun there
    Mariam you are such a lucky and brave girl....... Keep it up

  10. Welcome back sis, thank God ur redeployment went well. More blessing shall cum ur way....I miss u

  11. Well Marian,its so nie you are back and i am happy you wee able to experience thé 3 weeks orientation and not being told. Anyway,wish you thé best in Oyo State Corper weee

  12. Mariam you have shape o! Welcome back sweetheart.

  13. Mariam,where are u on khaki,my name is priye,u were in my platoon,u were so nice,humble and down to earth,despite our wahala,u were always polite,I just searcheg google about peoples experience in camp bayelsa and I saw this,I can't miss your face,isn't this mariam,bayelsa platoon 1 vp 2014?


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