Things not allowed in NYSC camp – 100% Prohibited

The NYSC Orientation Camp is where Corps members undergo a 21-day training before being deployed to their Place of Primary Assignment (PPA). The training at the Orientation Camp is overseen by personnel from the Nigerian Army, Man o’ War, and other NYSC officials. In this post, we will provide a list of items that are not allowed in the NYSC camp. These are things you should avoid bringing to camp to prevent any issues.

Since Nigerian Army is in charge of training and security in NYSC camp, there are some certain things they restricted. In our previous post, we discussed things needed in NYSC orientation camp. You may like to check it out before we proceed. So, today we shall focus on those things you should not take to camp.

If you bring these items to camp, soldiers may confiscate them, expel you, or even arrest you for prosecution. It’s crucial to understand that life at the NYSC camp differs significantly from normal everyday life; the camp is akin to a military zone where indiscipline is not tolerated.

List of things not allowed in the NYSC camp

Below is a list of items you should not bring to the NYSC camp:

1. Television set

Do not bring a television to the NYSC camp; be prepared to explain its purpose to soldiers if you do.

2. Pets/Animal

Under no circumstances should you bring animals like dogs, cats, snakes, etc., to the camp; they are not allowed.

3. Pressing iron

NYSC is not a boarding school or hostel; refrain from bringing pressing irons to camp.

4. Boiling ring

Also known as a heater or boiler, please refrain from bringing them to the NYSC orientation camp for your own benefit.

5. Cars/Vehicle

Corps members are not permitted to drive cars into the camp, even if they come from wealthy families.

6. Motorbike

Leave your motorcycle (‘Okada’) behind during camp; you can resume your business after camp.

7. Bicycle

Soldiers will expel you from the camp if they catch you with a bicycle; it’s not allowed.

8. Mattress/foam

Since NYSC will provide mattress for you, no need to overload yourself.

9. Cutlers

Things like tin cutters, nail cutter, pliers, and so on are not allowed in camp.

10. Big luggage

If your luggage is huge, camp soldiers will be like, “Omo see this otondo, ordinary 3-week stay, him dey come with him papa house”. Please don’t overload yourself for no reason.

11. Laptop

Yahoo boys always travel with their laptops, so they will keep contact with clients while in camp. Please, laptop is not allowed in NYSC camp.

12. Suite case

If you must go to camp with a suitcase, please go with small sizeable ones to avoid embarrassment.

13. Mirrors

Slay queens be careful oo, NYSC camp is not a place to slay. Mirrors are not allowed in NYSC camp. If you must go to camp with a mirror, go with small sizeable ones, and make sure soldiers do not catch you with it.

14. Extension socket

I know it’s charging phones that will make you think about taking it to camp. Please don’t take it to camp.

15. Knife

All this ‘Aboki’ that like carrying daggers, please don’t take your dagger to camp.

I want to stop here, although there are many other restricted items like guns, bombs and so on. Bringing those things to camp is just finding trouble from soldiers and NYSC Officials.

Funny enough, some of these items are even a serious offense if you attempt to bring them near the camp gate. If you sneak them in, you will be decamped any time found with it.


List of things that are not needed in the NYSC orientation camp

  1. Televisions,
  2. Pets,
  3. Pressing Iron,
  4. Boiling ring,
  5. Cars,
  6. Motorcycles,
  7. Bicycle,
  8. Mattresses,
  9. Cutlers,
  10. Big luggage,
  11. Laptop,
  12. Suit case,
  13. Mirrors,
  14. Extension Sockets,

15. Knives.

Some things not allowed in NYSC camp as mentioned above are rather strictly out of bounds. Now that you know, do not fall a victim. Please share this post with your friends.

Is garri accepted in nysc camp?

Yes, you are free to go with garri and some beverages.

31 thoughts on “Things not allowed in NYSC camp – 100% Prohibited”

  1. How stupid are you to specifically mention “Abokis” not to bring bombs and knives, if someone calls you a tribalistic slur now you’ll be crying foul. What an utter fool.

    • He wasn’t targeting “aboki’s” madam please calm down. He was just joking cause the male hausa that I know, I see them with knives in the market.

      It’s just like Yoruba referring to any one that steals as “anini or Oyenusi” which is kinda of an insult to anyone who bears that name.

      Concerning the bombs and co, he didn’t mean the aboki’s.You assumed that. There’s a new paragraph. Your anger blinded you

  2. It is high insensible to profile a certain region with carrying of weapon (knives) … that’s tribalistic, we preach one Nigeria , we should practice it,

  3. Some pcms do have intention of not going back home after camp….so do u mean laptop will not be allowed under this cirmcumstance?

  4. Please as a makeup artist can I go with my makeup Box??? Coz my friends told me on carnival day ladies will do makeup.


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