The NYSC DG, Brigadier Sulaiman Zakari Kazaure has announced that allowance for corps members might be increased, depending on minimum wage increment.

He made this announcement following the swearing-in of Batch A Stream 1 of the 2017 orientation programme.

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has announced that there might be increase in corps members’ allowances.

However, he made it clear that any increase in the allowance of Corps members will be determined by the introduction of a new minimum wage for workers, “The NYSC allowance is determined by the national minimum wage. We are waiting on the government to take decision on the new wage structure before we know what to do.”

He also made it clear that the scheme was aware that the allowance received by corps members was small, especially with the current economic downturn in the country.

In conclusion he said that was why state governments were urged to augment the stipend with N5,000 monthly for each youth corps member.

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