UPDATE: Youth Corpers To Receive N33,000 Monthly Allowance
The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has stated that the monthly allowance of corp members has been increased to N33,000.
The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, disclosed this during a session with some corps members at the service’s Bauchi State Secretariat.
The Federal Government gave the approval for the payment of N33,000 as monthly allowance for the NYSC members on Wednesday.
Brigadier General Ibrahim disclosed that provision had been made for the new allowance in the year 2020 Budget.
He also noted payment would commence as soon as funds were released.
Brigadier General Ibrahim, who was on a working visit to the state, cleared the air on the amount approved as monthly allowance for corps members.
He explained that the approval was made in line with the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage by the Federal Government.
Ibrahim noted that contrary to the various amounts being circulated on social media, the sum of N33,000 had been approved as the new rate.
He stressed that provision had been made for the new allowance in the year 2020 Budget, adding that payment would commence as soon as funds were released by the appropriate authorities.