From the last Episode…
I kept looking at the old man and was wondering how people will not come to work for one straight week. I didn’t think I was going to be spending the whole week in Enugu either. What the old man said would have gotten an average corp member excited about his/her PPA because it meant more free time.
I asked the old man if there was anyone I could call but just as he was telling me that he doesn’t have anyone’s number, I quickly remembered the number I saw online earlier. I stepped out to call him (Mr. Ike) back.
“Good morning again sir, it’s me the corps member who called you earlier.
“Baba is here but he mentioned that he’s not sure anyone will be coming to work today and I came with my posting letter, sir,” I had said over the phone.
Mr. Ike replied, saying: “ooh that’s true… you know what? I’ll send you our coordinator’s number so you can talk to him directly.”
“Alright sir, thank you sir,” I replied, feeling rather relieved.
I received the text and called the coordinator who asked me to wait for him.
By now, it was almost 11:00 am. I particularly enjoyed the old man humming different hymnals, at least I did till I dozed off. I woke up and it was 11:30am.
“I slept for long o,” I told myself. I looked around and it was still just the old man and I, so I stood up to stretch a bit and took a walk.
The Federal Secretariat building looked like what could pass as an ancient, modern building.
Actually, it’s not an ancient structure but as modern as it looked it appeared old. One could tell no one had been bothered about renovation, as the walls were already looking pale and unkempt by now.
I went back to the office to sit and press my phone. Teniola had called me to ask how far and I told her I was yet to see my employer, so she started giving me updates from her side.
Teniola along side other corps members posted to her school – a boys only school – were rejected and my new friend wasn’t even up for the stress of going back and forth to the local government or even looking for a new PPA so she said she’s hanging around there to beg for somewhere else.
She said one of the reasons the principal gave was that she didn’t have accommodation for them and she wasn’t even planning on staying within the school premises.
As at the time she called, the principal had agreed to have her stay in the school as her PPA.
The Vice Principal saw her hanging around and was impressed so she took her to the Principal’s office and both of them were ‘forming’ we were testing you people.
Anyway, she wanted to ask for the updates on my own PPA and accommodation as she was heading to her own local government.
“Keep me posted,” I said to her, as we ended the call.
Honestly I was beginning to get tired of waiting…