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      justseyi
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      This Is The Story Of “MAMMY MARKET” NYSC

      Every military barrack and NYSC camp in Nigeria has a place called “mammy market”

      This is the story of “MAMMY MARKET”

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      Mammy market is a place close to the barracks, where soldiers’ interact and buy their daily needs.
      mammy market was named after a woman called Mammy Ochefu In 1955 in Enugu. 
      She is the wife of the late military Governor of defunct East-Central state, Col. Anthony Aboki Ochefu, where she sold a local non-alcoholic beverage called enyi to support her family. 

      After taking a week’s break at home due to complaints from people that the drink attracted flies, pressure from her clients inspired a Lieutenant Colonel to build her a kiosk to make it more conducive. 
      Her family was later posted out of Enugu to Abeokuta but Mammy continued the business wherever they were posted while she added snacks that would interest the soldiers. 
      Interestingly, whenever her family was transferred to another state, she would hand over the business to women who were interested in it but asked that they retain the name. 
      Mammy registered her business as “Mammy Market” in 1971. By the time her husband retired, the business had grown into a supermarket and a transport business. 
      To date whenever a military barrack is built a mammy market is always built with it. Mammy markets are also created in NYSC orientation camps
    • #39969
      Divine
      Participant

      How many NYSC people know this sef?

    • #39996
      Esther Amadi
      Moderator

      😂 I swear we have no idea.

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