NYSC state coordinator orders corps member to kneel down

The NYSC state coordinator for FCT identified as Bello Balama, reportedly ordered a corps member to kneel down for trying to leave during his address.

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The incident was captured in a viral video, even though why the corps member wanted to leave the address ground was not disclosed.

Bello Balama was appointed as the new Coordinator for the National Youth Service Corps in the Federal Capital Territory, in 2017. He took over from Abdulrazak Salawu, who was recently elevated to the position of Director at the headquarters. Until his appointment, Balama, was the immediate past Coordinator of NYSC in Kaduna State.

120 Comments

  1. It was rude of the corp member to walk out during an address,didn’t he receive para military training in camp,obviously he didn’t listen to the discipline part.

  2. That is what good for Him
    You need to obey the rule and regulation
    Is a bad decision to work out doing the address when you are not allow to do so

  3. Coopers are not above the law, neither are the above respecting their superiors. What else would he has done?? Hope other Corp members will learn from him.

  4. That’s so rude, that’s serve them right. Why would they walk away while he was still addressing them. That’s very bad.

  5. B. B Balama….he was the State Coordinator of Kaduna State when I was in Black Gold camp Kaduna State

  6. That’s a lesson for others how would you dare leave the address ground when your coordinator is addressing you guys

  7. Even with that he can’t order him to kneel down, he is a government property should be treetted with respect

  8. Is the coordinator a small god even the national director wont do such. There must be reason why he is living.

  9. He has no right to purnish him without him knowing his reason for leaving the gathering, he probably didn’t want to interrupt him.

  10. The Corps member shouldn’t have tried walking out of an address and the coordinator was too harsh with his punishment too.

  11. He could have asked the corper his reason before saying he should kneel. What if he was pressed? As per state cordinator he is exercising authority.

  12. This is not fair. There are other ways of correcting the guy. Even though he showed disrespect, but his punishment is corporal and not allowed

  13. I don’t know if it is right or wrong but one thing is sure there is need for dicipline were ever we are

  14. I’m disappointed at some comments. It’s as if some of those commenting haven’t been to NYSC camp that’s why they’re commenting as illiterate. On no condition should a corp member undergo such treatment. Corp members has their right too except you don’t know your right.

  15. Why will the corp member leave when the state coordinator is addressing them, some guys will just be showing off themselves any how

  16. It’s as if some of those commenting haven’t been to NYSC camp that’s why they’re commenting as illiterate. On no condition should a corp member undergo such treatment. Corp members has their right too except you don’t know your right.

  17. Corp members are usually asked to kneel down especially in the Nysc orientation camp.It’s not a new thing at all.

  18. Discipleline is very important, it is good for someone to toe the line. Obedience they say is better than sacrifice.

  19. This is quite bad no matter the offence he should give him another punishment not that haba!! Its wrong of the codinator

  20. Most corpers are so disrespectful… While state coordinator was still giving his speech… No regard for elders… That serves him right

  21. This is Nigeria and everybody have right to do what ever he or she wants so I dont blame the Corp member.

  22. Though he’s right for punishing the Corps member, but he shouldn’t have done it this way. This is a public disgrace and not everyone will accept this kind of humiliation.

  23. Though the guy acted rudely but the state coordinator went too far by humiliating him in such manner. Even in university days, ur lecturer dont knee you down

  24. That is right. It has been discovered that some of young men these days don’t have manner. How can you walk out on an elderly statesman like that

  25. The guy is not suppose to leave during address but it’s a shame on him and he need to be punish for his rudeness

  26. He was punish 4 his attitude and this serve as a lesson to everythg wen someone is ur leader dont take him for nothg alwys respect ur leader

  27. I believe he should have be asked his reason for leaving instead of asking him to kneel. Am not saying what he did was right but the coordinator went too far. The guy is an adult!

  28. I think he should have be asked the corner his reason for leaving instead of asking him to kneel. Not that what he did was right but the coordinator went too far. The guy is an adult. What if he was pressed and needed to take a lick?

  29. Disobedient is bad and it can cause you to loss many things. Give honor to whom honor is due. Learn to respect those whom you should

  30. He should have requested to know why the corps member wanted to leave instead of telling him to kneel down. It is so wrong

  31. As a corps member you must give due respect to all the constituted authorities while in camp and place of your primary assignment, walking out when your state coordinator is addressing is not too good. You deserve the corporal punishment

  32. The corp member isn’t right. He needs to be punished. Besides the state coordinator has the right to punish any corp member

  33. yes the state coordinator did the right thing because walking away when your senior is talking to you is wrong

  34. It was rude for the coppers to try to leave while being addressed but that’s not enough to ask them to kneel before the glare of everyone and to worsen the situation Post it online, this could affect their career in future you know.

  35. I think the coordinator should try and look at the fact that this person is a graduate and has through years of hard work

  36. Nigeria, how on earth will u ask an adult to knee down. No matter what he gas done this is nonsense. God bless Nigeria

  37. The nysc is suffering on its own. Now kneeling an adult on top of it? May God help us in this country

  38. He was rude, fine. There are other ways to caution a corp member other than kneeling him down. No one knows why he was leaving the address ground anyway.

  39. He is feeling too big to be corrected because he is a copper.. He will learn to respect the hard way

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