An ex-corps member identified as Justina Dauda, recently attracted the attention of netizens for proudly proclaiming her virginity upon completing the program.
Justina dedicated her achievement to the Taraba State University Department of Political Science and International Relations class of 2021, expressing her hopes for more virgin corps members to emerge from the university.
However, during an interview with The Punch, Justina opened up about her experiences, revealing that whenever she discloses her virginity to men, they tend to distance themselves from her.
She shared her personal journey, highlighting the immense joy she felt upon seeing her name on the graduation list, as it was not an easy accomplishment.
Recalling her late father, who passed away during her first year of university, Justina became emotional. It was during this time that she made a personal commitment to herself and to God, vowing to abstain from any immoral activities that would make her lose her virginity, even during periods of financial hardship.
She remained steadfast in her conviction, believing that preserving her virginity was a way to honour her late father’s memory.
“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.”