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Why NYSC Cancelled Davido’s Service

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The reason why the one year National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) programme of singer David Adeleke popular as ‘Davido’ was cancelled has been revealed.

The major reason has been identified as his breaking the NYSC bye-laws by campaigning for his uncle, Ademola Adeleke, during the Osun governorship elections, a source told us. An action contrary to section 31 of the NYSC Bye-Law (Revised 2011) which warned NYSC members not to engage in private practice.

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Inconsistency in his service has also been identified as another reason for the cancellation of his one-year orientation exercise.

Asides from showing for his registration at the Lagos orientation camp  at Iyana Ipaja, Lagos state, there was no evidence of the musician participating in the primary assignments or where he was posted to.

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Mostly, during his service period, Davido was shuttling the country from one place to another mostly playing shows. He however cancelled his tour of America slatted for September due to NYSC commitments. However, this doesn’t seem to have impressed the corp.

An NYSC source who spoke with www.theoctopusnews.com, revealed that the cancellation was inevitable. “His case is not like the average youngman serving his country and nobody is monitoring. He is popular and everybody knows how he travels abroad at random, so how can you justify the fact that he has actually done the programme. His case would be used as a reference point if not well handled, and that is what the NYSC has done,” the source said.

Davido announced that his NYSC service programme had been cancelled in a comment on Instagram. Reacting to a post made by Adesegun Adeosun, Nigerian music promoter better known as Smade who just finished his  NYSC program, and got a letter of recommendation  Davido wrote “N aso dem cancel my own”.

The 26-year-old singer graduated from Babcock University in 2015 after studying music. He registered for NYSC in 2018 Batch ‘B’ stream II and was sworn in on August 30.

Speaking  during his registration for the scheme, Davido said “I am a youth and I am delighted to serve my fatherland,” he said at his swearing-in ceremony.” “NYSC is also a leadership development programme and since I will not remain a youth forever, I have to start preparing myself for the future.”

Reacting to the cancellation of the singer’s service, The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)  Coordinator in Lagos, Prince Mohammed Momoh, said in a phone interview that Davido’s suspension could be over his inability to keep up with the provisions of the NYSC. He however declined comment on whether the suspension is temporary or permanent. When asked about Davido’s suspension, the NYSC Lagos Coordinator said “no comment”.

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