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NYSC members lament high food prices in camps
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Fri, 16 Feb 2024   ||   Nigeria,

The 2024 Batch A, Stream 1 National Youth Service Corp members mobilized this February for service, have expressed dissatisfaction with the soaring food prices in the Mammy market.

The Mammy markets are stationed in every NYSC camp for those unable to endure the queues for camp-provided food.

A Corp member, Jefferson in Bauchi NYSC Camp, shared on TikTok that the exorbitant costs in Mammy markets have forced nearly all Corp members to queue for camp food.

He stated, “Everyone wants camp food due to the unaffordable prices in Mammy markets. Those who brought thousands to the camp have exhausted their funds within two days. Now, food is scarce for all Corp members. We are even fighting to be in the queue and receive very little food.”

Another Corp member in the southern part of the country mentioned that the camp coordinator advised Corp members not to rely on camp food, as it is not supposed to be sufficient for everyone. She said, “Our camp coordinator even told us to consider camp exit because the camp cannot feed everyone.”

The National Youth Service Corp, NYSC mobilized Corp members for service on February 13, 2024, for Batch A Stream 1. Corp members mobilized are expected to spend three weeks in their respective states of deployment.



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