Hello to all otondo’s and aspiring corp members , i decided to write this post because you would need it .

During your stay at camp and throughout your NYSC year  , it is compulsory for you to know the anthem . Every morning , and at any meeting the anthem is to be recited.

So below is the lyrics of the anthem , you could practice before time to avoid chewing your mouth . If you are going for NYSC orientation soon, you can download it and know it before getting to camp.   You can also download it too .

1st Stanza

Youths obey the clarion call
Let us lift our nation high
Under the sun or in the rain
With dedication and selflessness
Nigeria is ours, Nigeria we serve.

See the rest stanzas after the cut

2nd Stanza

Members, take the great salute
Put the Nation first in all
With service and humility
NYSC for the noble youths
Make Nigeria a great nation

3rd Stanza

Far and Near we come to serve
And to build our fatherland
With oneness and loyalty
NYSC for Unity
Hail Nigeria our great Nation

NYSC Anthem.mp3 Download 



  1. I stumbled across this site while conducting research (which I now do for a living). I listened to the NYSC Anthem and remembered my days as a youth corper (youth corps member) teaching at Wesley Campus of the Oyo State College of Education in Ibadan (Elekuro, Orita-Akperin). This anthem has relived my experiences in Ibadan. I took part in the competition in 1983 and submitted my music composition. When the result of the competition came out, my entry won the national place. That is the tune in this rendition. I and other youth corps members were taken to Phonodisk Recording Studio in Ijegbu-Igbo were we sang and recorded the first cut (version) of the anthem. Oh. Memories…. It is a long story…
    Thanks, All, for keeping the flag flying.

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