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No increment in corps members’ allowance – NYSC

Valentine Chinyem



The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Sale Zakari Kazaure has debunked claims that the N19,500 monthly allowances of serving corps members, have been increased to N50,000 by the Federal Government.

The DG who spoke at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Issele-Uku, Delta State while addressing the 2018 batch ‘B’ (stream II) corps members posted to Edo, Delta and Bayelsa states, curresently under going the three-week orientation course, said, the minimum wage of civil servants is yet to be increased by the government, and therefore, allowances of corps members will automatically be effected, once government approves the a new minimum wage for the civil service.

Kazaure assured them of their safety, as the NYSC has corroborated with all security agencies to guarantee the safety of corps members in their various places of primary assignments.

More so, he urged them to stay away from crime, fraud and to maintain neutrality if they are called upon as ad-hoc workers for the 2019 general elections; he said it is important that they stay way from “yahoo business, 419, night parties and not to be deceived by politicians as 2019 election is coming closer.

“Any where you find yourselves, be neutral. Also be good ambassadors and be patriotic to your country. Anyone found wanting will be dealt with.”

Coordinator of NYSC in Delta State, Mr. Omotade Benjamin Ayodele informed the DG that a total of 2,084 corps members were deployed to the three states for the 2018 batch ‘B’ service year.

He further disclosed that the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Warri, assisted in purchasing drugs for the camp clinic and laboratory equipment, adding also that the camp management has utilized the Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) from the camp to purchase some facilities.