A former corps member, Justina Dauda recently made headlines after she declared that she completed her National Youth Service (NYSC) programme with her virginity intact.
The 20-year-old Political Science graduate of Taraba State University revealed that her intention was to inspire young girls.
“Diary of the virgin corper 2023. I came, I saw and I’m coming back home intact. Those who mocked me gave me the strength to come back home intact. The 20-year- old corper is here to say thank you Lord,” she wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday, May 25, 2023.
“Dedicating this special day to Taraba state University department of political science and international relations class of 2021. I pray for more virgin corpers from Taraba state Universitym,” Justina wrote on Facebook.
Speaking in an interview, she, however, said that whenever she informs men that she has not lost her virginity, they usually run away from her.
Justina said; “(I call myself virgin corper) because I am a virgin and I made a post about it. People call me the “virgin corper”. Actually, when the graduation list was published before I graduated from the university, seeing my name made me excited because it wasn’t easy for me. I burst into tears. At the age of 19, I was one of the youngest corps members from Taraba State. I got into the university at the age of 15. I was 19 when I arrived at the orientation camp. I lost my father when I was in my first year at the university, so my mum has been trying her best to make sure my needs are catered for. I shed tears when I remember my late dad.
When I was broke, I promised myself not to participate in any immoral act that would make me lose my virginity. It was between me and God, that I will never disgrace my late father. I took my stand and have remained intact till now. No matter the situation, nothing will happen to my virginity.
I faced challenges during my service year. I met people who wanted to date me but sleep with me first. Some people will spoil your name and claim that they slept with you if you resist them, even when they’ve never had a form of intimacy with you.
It takes a lot of discipline to be able to ignore temptations. Some of my friends actually mocked me and told me I won’t come back home as a virgin, why some were waiting to hear bad news about me. I was happy that I finished strong. There is nothing wrong with making the post public in my perception. I want to motivate young girls out there and let them know that keeping one’s self is dignifying. I want to serve as an example to my younger ones; I want people to know keeping one’s virginity is not hard. It requires self-discipline and determination.
It is important to be prayerful, young girls should be content as well; men nowadays want to sleep with you before giving you money. Many young girls now are not content. They want to be seen among big girls. They should also avoid early relationships. The ideal age to start a relationship is 20.
I think virginity is what every woman should be proud of, whether she is a Christian or not. It is so unfortunate that some men don’t value virginity anymore. Some men will tell you they can’t marry a virgin, and that they can’t go through the stress of deflowering a lady. I have met so many men who ran away from me because I told them I am a virgin.”