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Should Female Corpers Be Banned From Serving In Banks?

LG Boss Wants Female Corpers Banned From Serving In Banks

Written by Tony Edike

Friday, December 5, 2008

ENUGU—CHAIRMAN of Awgu Local Government area of Enugu State, Chief Uche Anioke has advocated the ban of female participants in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme from carrying out their primary assignments in banks.

He said that some financial institutions in the country have turned such ladies into “banking prostitutes and cheap labour” even as they are given unrealistic targets that expose them to danger.

Anioke, a former commissioner for youth and sports in the state and NYSC member during the 1984/85 session in Oyo State, regretted that the nation’s commercial banks, especially the new generation ones among them now turns female youth corps members posted to them into “banking prostitutes” saying the ugly development has defeated the objective for which the scheme was established.

He recalled that the NYSC scheme was established by decree No 24 of 22nd May, 1973 by the then General Yakubu Gowon Regime with the objective of inculcating discipline in Nigerian youths by instilling in them a traditional industry at work and of patriotic and loyal service to Nigeria in any situation they may find themselves.

The council boss who spoke with reporters during a welcome party organized by the Local Government for the batch C 2008 corps members posted to the state, frowned at a situation where some banks would pick a female corps member and sent her out for marketing after setting a target of over N20milion for her.

Such actions of the nation’s financial institutions, he noted, has negated the objective of the NYSC, adding that “I don’t think the scheme was set up to serve private organizations, it was established to serve the Nigerian public.

http://odili.net/news/source/2008/dec/5/312.html

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female corpers should not be banned!

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BAN, BAN, BAN thats the only solution we can think of, for everything in Nigeria,its backwardness,its terrible ,its totalitarian ,why not look for a way to go after the culprits instead of the usual BANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

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To me female corpers shouldn'u be totally banned if they can maintain their decency.

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To u Lawyer,

It has all been ladies ladies ladies ladies. What about those men that go about the chasing. Fine, ladies should respect themselves. What about the men? Isnt it high time they respected themselves too. What do u expect of a lady who has tried several places for a job and keeps getting d condition of getting down to bed or loose the job opportunity. You dont know the financial trauma such ladies are facing back home to either take care of their siblings or parents. Tell ur men who are up there to give qualified ladies jobs without asking them to bed else their daughters will be treated same way. Remember, what goes around comes around.

And for the ladies, learn to spit on their faces and work away with your head up high when they make such advances.

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There is no doubt that corruption has permeated every sector of our national life. it didnt come as a surprise that some ladies (youth corpers) have to turn themselves to sex machines for ordinary fleshly and senssual gratification. However, this is not enough for the local Government chairman to call for a ban on the posting of female youth corp members to banks. He is a politician and politicians are the arrowhead of corruption in this company. If he is not corrupt, let him be the first to cast a sstone. this is hypocrisy. thanks

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very funny topic. i think nigeria is d main cause of dis problem. had it being there is employment oppourtunities in nigeria, people wount b frustrated to d extent of sleeping arround just to make ends meet. lets b realistic lets find a lasting solution 2 nigeria problem before we can debate on dis kind of topic. WHAT CAN WE DO TO DECREASE UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA.SOMEONE PLS HELP ME OUT.

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If I haven't met some highly placed Nigerians in power, I will be amazed by such display of ignorance. But it is what it is. The Naija way.

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Female corps should be banned from working in the bank because they are weak vessel

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that is not the way out!

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It really is a shame for some people not to see what is going on here, i don't really blame whom ever is advocating the ban of female corp members working in our financial institutions or people against it but the truth is that the situation is very serious and most females out there can't help it,weather we admit it or not there is an element of gender discrimination in our labor market, let me throw this question to male folks out there, have you ever witness the reaction men in the financial institutions who are in the position to give jobs to our females when a good looking young lady walks into our banks for employment,i leave the answer to you, and i will continue this post after i've read some replies which i have no doubt ought to be interesting

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then one must wonder where

we are going to in Naija.

Discrimination?

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why should the be banned, this is bullshit.

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What exactly is the point you people are making sef? Is it today that woman will use their sexuality to gain an advantage? Big Deal! That's the world as it is for you and not just Nigeria. I agree a lot of Nigerian women are materialistic and self serving but the truth of the matter is that we men sef don't help matters. Afterall if we were ignoring these so called ladies of easy virtue fewer would dare to try. It's just like Yahoo Yahoo; the lady has one rich or comfortable who's ready to splash big money on her just for sex. Natural progression dictates that if you see your equal getting ahead of you, then you will try to catch up by any means possible. So if your equal is sleeping around and making money then the easiest way for you to catch up is to join the train. The problem is with our value system in Nigeria; we reward and celebrate people that have this so called money without considering where it came from. A girl is only called a Big Girl when she has slept around and siphoned enough money from rich men. Banning won't solve anything; instead it will only deny sensible ones from getting to there destination.

Basic human nature is selfish and self serving; if anything is going to change it will have to start with individuals willing to stand for change!

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i told u that if u get posted to abuja, i will like us to meet and hangout when i visit next yr. i also told u that my brother works at NNPC, if u wanted any help, he might know one or 2 people

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sorry, i didnt see the thread on nysc,or cant remember.what actually did you want to find out,do you still want to know or have you found answers?can i be of help?

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its funny how people post dumb comments here on nairaland, all in an attempt to make sense,

i havent seen 3posts close to addressing the issue,

true, he chairman's talk was dumb. more true is the dumbness in most posts here, that he raised the point only goes to show that he acknowledges there's a problem with the system. his dumb suggestion is atypical of our leaders so he should be excused, its left to us to debate and profer reasonable solutions, however, we should ask ourselves:

1 who's exploiting who?

2 where are the nonesense NGO's that go around about women rights when a woman gets beaten or when she's denied of sth they deem rightfully theirsw

3 why aren't the womenfolk complaining?

4 did it have to take a man to complain about women right? (

this whole thiny doesnt make sense to me,

and to those that say the ladies dont have a choice, how about moving back to the village to work on a farm? before u jump on my back, farming is a very lucrative business, ask obj!

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the way men want to turn women into wall pieces is very annoying

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In fact, if you compare the salaries female corpers get in banks, you wouldnt see any marginal difference in their replies. Before the recapitalization of banks and before the mouth watering perks of the new generation banks, female corpers loathed the idea of working in a bank because they were old school and didnt give them the oportunity to flex their assets. The trend was to sleep their way through oil companies or big companies, now banks are the in thing and an added advantage is the opportunity to market and get to know more big men or guys to make their target.

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now that is wat i call a good conscience. good for u girl, u did the right thing for ur soul. u got posted to abuja? u didnt give me update on the NYSC thread

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girls should not be banned from serving in banks but should be banned from marketting,i was posted to the bank but after sitting down and checking what i was getting into(prostitution) i reported late and had to be rejected, i got a better place where i go to work without fears and my soul is at peace with me, many pple thought i was silly for not rushing to work in the bank,anything that would make you feel totally useless dont do it, not for selfish gains.or better still it should be a thing of choice,if you want to market,good! if you dont,fine! your job remains

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IT students too should be stopped.

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IT students too should be stopped

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this is as silly as it sounds, anyway, no problems, if e fit employ all of dem,

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leave bankers for God sake, is bank the only people u can raise thread about?

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@ outstrip

I don't know of any law in Nigeria [or even in US or UK] that makes it an offence for an employer or a boss to demand sex from an employee or a job seeker. In UK or US, such demands constitute sexual harassment for which the boss can be fired by the company and the lady can sue him in court for damages. But he cannot be prosecuted and sent to jail as it is not a criminal offence. In Nigeria, such demands are clearly amount to sexual abuse/exploitation which may be a breach of the company's ethical code or code of conduct or disciplinary rules. But it is not a criminal offence punishable under the general law. If the male boss touched the lady's body or tried to intimidate her, she can sue in civil court for assault or battery.

As for the other aspect of making female marketers to prostitute themselves, the bosses [male and female] are very crafty - they will never tell the lady directly to do anything in particular to get deposits but by the time, the lady is faced with unrealistic targets and her co-workers tell her what they do to generate the deposits, she falls into line. So it is very difficult for the lady to make a legal complaint against the boss since the boss never told her explicitly to go and sleep with anybody.

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First, this cuts across all sectors. It even happens in the electronic media- I'm told some female newscasters sleep with news producers to get frequent slots to read news.

Even in Telecommunications, some of the call centre ladies sleep with their bosses to curry favour. I recall a case of a customer service manager in one of the gsm firms that left for another gsm firm to explore new grounds (the ladies).

It'll be unfair to say all the ladies are willing. Some of them are coerced into it, though not really an excuse.

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i knew of this chick during service who one bank wanted to kill with not only work, closing late and unrealistic target for a corper but also the issue of dating her boss. nor b her correct head she use run to change the place where she was posted to.luckily for her she had connections with somebody in NYSC and so she was equally able to get a good place to finish her service year.

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i knew of this chick during service who one bank wanted to kill with not only work, closing late and unrealistic target for a corper but also the issue of dating him. nor b her correct head she use run to change the place where she was posted to.luckily for her she had connections with somebody in NYSC and so she was equally able to get.

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Someone please ask this guy if he has always been faithful to his wife(wives).

He might as well say that all women should be sacked from their jobs and kept at home.

Don't they deeply examine the implications and consequences of their suggestions and actions?

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denobleman you are talking alot but saying nothing. Why is stopping women from serving in banks the solution. This is why Nigeria is so behind in everything. This is the same argument that people had when they were saying that women should dress more conservatively so they do not get Molested. Put policies in place. That is what public servants are paid to do. They are not not paid to sit down and think of these silly non solutions that a 2nd grader can come up with. A man asking a woman for sex to get a job is a crime. Why are they not pursuing it from that angle since we already have those laws in place.

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Hey quys,

What are we all arguing here?

Women,Women,Sex,Sex

Good and Factual but we seems to have missed a vital point and that is why the LG Boss advocated that female Corpers be restricted from working banks.

The reason that he gave is that what he sees that these female corpers do while serving the father land(yes,you heard me clearly) defeats the objective of the NYSC program.

The program which he said was initiated by the Gowon Regime(not administration)to inculcate discipline,work, and a sense of nationality etc.

Be that as it may, I really commend him for speaking the ill that he has found and suggesting a way forward to build a better future.

Can someone tell me:

1.What is the objective of NYSC?

2.In pursuant of the said objective,is it a must that corpers will be deployed to banks and other institution save educational and health institutions?

Let's be realistic and not this aimless gossip and arguements that lead us no way.

Thanks

Afam Uzoechina

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The ladies seem to be enjoying the stress and the pecks associated with being a marketer in a bank. That country don wowo!

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I dont know if most of u hav been following mr shamsudeen usman speech (min of finance) during his screening for ministerial post. Then he was deputy governor centr bank of nig.

he said it right there in the senate floor that he is going to stop this menace by bank using ladies to consolidate.

b4 he could make this statement he has proofs. the senators whose cash they are jostling for are invoved (the beneficiaries) so where do u take ur case to if not God.

some posted a thread sometime ago about bank mds showing off. that is because they have slave girls digging for them.

now lets approach this objectively

some ladies 'run things' in sch. to survive, wht if they decide to do their masters in the bankin sector

my only worries are the very young one 24yrs and below who are are been used.they jump in naive, the next time

u meet them they are weird, u cant even toast them again.

Targets include senator reps LG charman etc

my answer is they should not be banned but female corpers themselves should be able to make a choice

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Banning them could be counter productive!!!

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nothing will stop that bcuz sex sells unless people stop buying into sex; as long as people buy into sex, it will continue to sell. look at how they sell video games now, check out those video game mags, the front pages now in many are sexual contents and alot of folks buy it just to have the front page. so we need to first change our corrupt minds, that will kill 80% of the current tv shows/music, then there will not be silly girls doing silly stuff to satisfy silly folks

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If any is less than 18years old then they shud be banned, this is democracy! freedom to LOOT aka SHARE THE MONEY, freedom to laugh shud you see the need to and freedom to speak like the LG chairman has spoken.

why ban female corp members from serving in banks, does he (LG CHAIRMAN) not patronise prostitutes with his pot belly?

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Abeg make the man go siddon and work out how he will make life better for the people in his local government. Since the dawn of man, the strong and the powerful have always exploited the weak and if you can't beat them you definitely end up joining them except if you want to become kolomental with poverty and continuously unsatisfied longings.

Some problems are inherent in human nature and there is no damn thing anyone can do to eliminate them, the only thing you can do is to create an environment where it is reduced to the barest minimum. Let nobody fool himself that this doesn't happen in developed countries, it is only that such countries are less conservative in their view of sex while their relative economic bouyancy, equitable distribution of wealth and standard of living reduces the desperation to make it at all cost afterall if everything else fails you, you have social welfare to fall upon to save you from starvation.

My point is that things like this happen in every society, it only manifests differently for example I can assure you that similar things to what happens in the Nigerian banking sector happens in the showbiz and entertainment sector of most developed countries for example "Hollywood" and I'm not talking about stars who have made it only; remember that for every Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie you see, there are hundreds of budding startlets who have bit the dust a long time ago. Besides, each society has its red light district (even the so called Sharia societies) and if the country's economic situation has turned our banks into red light districts for the moneybags then it is simply another example of the "crossover success" potential of the sex industry afterall stranger things has happened in the past such as religious temples turning into brothels and that is not an unmitigated disaster no matter how distasteful it sounds.

As long as we have men in "high places" with unlimited libidos who would do anything to plough any available "bermuda triangle" and girls and women who are either willing to do anything to become "successful" or economically desperate enough to escape the economic rat race that Nigeria has become, this "issue" will remain with us, it is simply the law of demand and supply at work. Notice my use of the term "issue" and not "problem", this is because I can almost assure you that some of those who do these things don't see it as a problem and are even asking themselve what the Chairman's beef is maybe na because him daughter no get job for bank.

There is no one solution for such an issue that has its roots deep in the prevailing economic situation and the societal mindset that allows we menfolk to "fool around", the chairman is simply at his wit's end and blabbing rubbish.

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I dont think working in the banks is the problem, regardless of where you put a prostitute she'll find a way to practice her trade, so stopping them from working in banks is out of it, there are many respectable women in banks.

On the ther hand, i wonder why all the famale activists who cry to high heavens for women to be respected cant stop other women from being marketing 'items' eg, in music videos( you can get like 10 for a dollar!), for car sales, for phone adverts etc

If they succeed in doing that then maybe people will respect women a little more and stop seeing them like mere sex objects.

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Yes we have this problem in Nigeria, but banning women from serving in Banks is not the solution that is just going to be gender inequality.Lets think of a better option to savage the situation.

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[center]My brethren it seem that we are trying to over flog this topic, we all know the truth about this matter but my question is what is the way out i mean what is the solution to this mess in fact am ashame [/center]

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Hey ma sis,i've worked in a bank too and i would rather not marry than to marry a gurl working in a bank wit too muac money. Na facto.

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Well, the chairman's statement has good intention but his proffered solution is not really the solution.

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make una forget matter.First of all wetin carry dis chicks go bank go find work.Anything they see, they should accept it and stop complaining.

Even if you have to Bleep to get a job,all join

REMEMBER YOU ARE IN NIGERIA WHERE ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE

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There you have my dear country's typical reactionary solution to problems, if you have an headache just cut off your head abi.

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The thought of the name Nigeria, is almost a nightmare as everything is wrong with it. This is just one out of many other problems we face 2day. For me , banning the female folks is not the answer. We all need to have self disciipline and be less egoistic in attitude.

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What is all this noise about sef! some of us talk as if we dont know our country again.

the truth is that while there are people who will follow due process there are others who

will sleep with anything to get where they want.in fact like someone said, it is even some of these ladies

who seek out these influential men esp in NYSC camps. if you play with fire you you will burn

likewise if you dangle yourself like bait to men, walahi they will chop and clean mouth.

Banning is totally out of the question, so Mr. LG Chairman should please shut up,We are talking

about fellow human beings without social security from Govt,when we need a lesson on looting

be sure we will contact you.

For all the ladies out there,go about things the right way and leave the rest to God.

I rest my case.

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