Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, has said that corps members’ monthly allowance has been increased to thirty three thousand Naira (N33,000).
Ibrahim said; the Federal government approved N33,000 in line with the new national minimum wage.
Previously, the corps members were paid N19,800 as monthly allowance.
According to a statement by NYSC on its Facebook page, Ibrahim made the disclosure while speaking during a visit to Bauchi State.
He explained that “contrary to the various amounts being circulated on the social media, the sum of N33,000 had been approved as the new rate.”
He also said provision had been made for the new allowance in the year 2020 national budget, adding that payment would commence as soon as funds were released by the appropriate authorities.