Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has increased the monthly allowance of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state by N5,000.
He announced this when he visited the NYSC Rivers State headquarters in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.He said that the monthly allowance of corpers serving outside Port Harcourt has been increased from N10,000 to N15,000 while the allowance of corpers serving in Port Harcourt has been increased from N5,000 to N10,000.
He has promised that the state government will immortalise corper Samuel Okonta who was killed during the in Rivers State parliamentary polls rerun.
“The death of this corps member is unfortunate and condemnable. I urge the police to thoroughly investigate the crime. The outcome of the investigation should be made public so that those involved are prosecuted. The killing of this corps member must not be swept under the carpet,” he said.