FG To Raise Monthly Allowances For Corps Members


The Federal Government will shortly boost the monthly payment for corps members, revealed Mr. Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development. According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari is considering an improved proposal for increase in their allowance.

He was speaking on the sidelines on Monday in Abuja, after installing the committee members for the 50th NYSC celebration scheduled for May 2023.

Dare reported that an updated welfare (allowances) package for corps members had been sent to the president by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Director General, Yeshua Ahmed and the management team.

He said: “The allowances of our youth corps members have been increased from N19,000 to N33,000, that is even above the minimum wage. And that is part of their welfare. As we speak, the NYSC under the DG, and the management staff have sent forth a proposal to improve on their uniform, to increase their different allowances and that is already with the president

“If that gets the approval that is necessary; even SAED (Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development) training will go beyond just three weeks and would be through the entire youth service. So, those are the areas that are covered.

“This committee is not just for the celebration but will also make recommendations on reforms and improvements not just for the welfare but also for the system of the NYSC that runs and keeps that engine running.”

The Minister had earlier stated that the committee’s mandate included formulating plans for the commissioning of the NYSC ICT Centre as part of the 50th anniversary celebration, and advising management on the best way to equip the center; calling for Corps member submissions for a logo and mascot to commemorate the anniversary; and coordinating committee reports on the Review of NYSC Composite Policy Document, NYSC Conditions of Service, and the NYSC Bye-laws.

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