The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced the increase in the monthly allowance of corps members to N33,000.
The DG, who was on a working visit to the NYSC secretariat in Lafia, explained that the development is in line with the new minimum wage program of the federal government.
Through a separate statement on the official Facebook page of the NYSC, he pledged that the review will take effect as soon as “the federal government starts the payment of the new minimum wage,” stressing the inclusion of the allowance in the 2020 budget.
“Payment would commence as soon as funds are released by the appropriate authorities.
“Your monthly allowance would be increased immediately the Federal Government starts the payment of the new minimum wage to all public servants nationwide.
“Efforts are in top gear at all levels to ensure adequate welfare for all corps members,” Ibrahim remarked in a keynote address delivered at the NYSC orientation camp in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.
Corp members have been receiving N19,800 and will continue to do so until this new law begins.
President Muhammadu Buhari signed the new minimum wage bill into law in April 2019 but it is yet to be implemented by the federal government.
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