Things not allowed in NYSC camp – 100% Prohibited

Things not allowed in NYSC camp

There are things prospective corps members should not take to the NYSC orientation camp. So, in this article, we shall look at things not allowed in NYSC camp.

In our previous post, we discussed about things needed in NYSC orientation camp, you can read the post if you have not.

It’s no longer news that NYSC prohibited prospective corps members from bringing some certain things to the NYSC camp. Therefore, it’s important to know those things so that you can avoid taking them to camp.

If you bring a restricted item to NYSC camp, such item may be seized or you may be sent away from camp or even arrested for prosecution.

It’s important to know that life at the NYSC camp is not the same as the normal home life.

The NYSC camp is regimented, and many people who aspire to enter into camp have no idea about the things they need or not.

There are some people that go NYSC camp with things acceptable in boarding not knowing that the NYSC camp is by far different from boarding schools.

Can you imagine that some people have been caught in the past going to the NYSC camp with television set and laptop.

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Now, let me show you the complete list of things not allowed in NYSC camp.

List of things not allowed in the NYSC camp

  1. Television set: please, don’t try to bring television to the NYSC camp.

  2. Pets: on no account should you bring an animal to camp.

  3. Pressing iron: pressing iron is not allowed in the NYSC camp. The only way to iron your clothes is by taking them to laundry at ‘Mammy market’.

  4. Boiling ring: Some people call it heater or boiler, please don’t bring it to the NYSC camp.

  5. Car: Some people may want to show they are from rich family by driving their cars to camp. Do not say “what about Davido that drove his car to camp”. It’s simply not allowed, or you rather wait till when you become Davido.

  6. Motorcycle: You that is dreaming to become a commercial motorcyclist ‘okada man’ please wait until after your camping. Tricycle ‘Keke napepe’ is also not allowed.

  7. Bicycle: If you bring this to camp, Soldiers will throw you and that bicycle away, naughty boy!

  8. Mattress or foam: So, if soldiers and other camp officials are sleeping on Bedbug infested mattresses, you ‘otondo’ will be sleeping on neat and clean mattress, eh? Try bringing it to camp at your own risk.

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

  10. Big luggage: If your luggage is very big, camp soldiers will be like, “Omo see this otondo, ordinary 3-week stay, him dey come with him papa house”

  11. Laptop: I know yahoo people would like to come with laptop, so that they won’t lose any of their clients while in camp. Please, Laptop is not allowed in the NYSC camp.

  12. Suite case: I don’t want to comment on this one, but don’t just come with it.

  13. Mirror: Not only ladies, these days some guys also carry mirrors. Please, it is not allowed in the orientation camp.

  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.

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I want to stop here, although, there are many other restricted items like gun, bomb 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 serious offense if you attempt to bring them near the camp gate.

If you manage to sneak them in, you will be decamped if 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 of the things not allowed in NYSC camp as mentioned above are rather strictly out of bounds or you may be looking for trouble from the NYSC officials and worst enough from the Nigerian military.

Now that you know, do not fall a victim. Please, share this post with your friends.

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Updated: October 3, 2019 — 9:10 am

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

  2. pls is camera allow in camp

  3. You said suite case isn’t allowed….Why

    1. Just come with smaller one

  4. Please, I bought a big box, does it mean I won’t be allowed with my load.

    1. It will be allowed but you don’t need to overload yourself

  5. Please, why are mirrors not allowed in camp?

    1. What do you intend to do with a mirror in the first place? Is it to make-up before going for morning parade at 4:30am

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