Kogi Raises Corpers’ Allowance by 100%

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In a statement issued on Tuesday in Lokoja, the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has approved a 100 percent allowance increment for members of the National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) posted to the State for their mandatory one-year service.

Governor Yahaya Bello made the approval considering the current economic realities and the overall importance of the NYSC scheme to national and state development. 1888 corps members in total were posted to kogi state; comprising of 977 males and 911 females.

He also announced a donation of N37.7m for logistics support for the Youth Corps members as they move to their respective places of primary assignments and called on private sector employers to make the corpers’ welfare their priority.

He charged the Corps members to be of good behaviour and encouraged them to embrace the spirit of ‘One Nigeria’ and treat all citizens as one regardless of ethnic and religious beliefs.

The State’s NYSC Coordinator, Pastor (Mrs) Adebimpe Williams, and the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Hon Idris Musa, thanked Governor Yahaya Bello and commended him for his administration’s long standing support for the programme over the years.

They also stressed the importance of good behaviour at the corps members’ place of primary assignments; highlighting that being absent from a Place of Primary Assignment is a serious violation that the scheme strongly discouraged, and has significant disciplinary consequences attached to it.

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