NYSC To Increase Allowance Of Corpers
The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps(NYSC), Brig. Gen Suleiman Sanusi Kazaure says the scheme plans to push for increase in allowances of serving corps members across he country.
This move may be connected with the current economic challenges facing the country today.
Gen. Kazaure, who said this on Thursday, during the inspection tour of the permanent camp of Kebbi State NYSC camp in Dakingeri, included that all states governments were also expected to increase their local allowances from what they are given now to N10,000 monthly.
Currently, the local transport allowances is N1,500 and N3,000 intra-states transport while monthly allowances remained N19,800.
While speaking with journalists after inspection of facilities in the camp, Gen. Kazuare, represented by Director of General Services, NYSC Headquarters, Alhaji Basauri Sanusu Yakasai, said the scheme was aware of the financial challenges of over 280,000 corps members that traveled from far states to various camps for their orientation yearly and likely expenditure they would face for a year during the service.
He said the NYSC, through Ministry of Education, is pushing new budget forward to the Ministry of Finance to reviews of the corps members local, states and monthly allowances.
The DG who said the establishment of more tertiary institutions in Nigeria and increment in the population of number of graduates produced yearly necessitated reviews if the scheme budgets said,issue of stream I and II were also designed to meet up with the population.
This would be a great news not for only corps members but for every Nigerian students, it will definitely serves as a way of motivating students academically and facilitating the NYSC service year. Please I urge the FG to endorse this increment of allowances ASAP, like today. Financially, the service year has not been easy for corps members with the current #19,800 monthly allowance, the economy condition isn’t anymore like those days. #19,800 this days is like #5,000 in those days. Please, FG, let this increment of NYSC allowances be now. Thanks and #God bless Nigeria
The money given to corpers was set since 5yrs back, pls now the cost of living has increased upto 50percent it therefore means that atleast 49,000 naira should be Fg corpers allowance to enable them perfect in their service and at the end of service have something to create an entrepreneur self employment. With this meager payment it will yield many corpers to ulcers and other sicknesses since it is not easy to cope in these places except the govt want corpers to serve in their states then the aim of Nysc is defeated
hmmm this our govt na one chance ooo. After them go the seek for vote from the youths. How can they pay #19800 to somebody that is a graduate for a months?.
when their fowl no fit feed with that amount each!!!