The 2015 Batch `B’ National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to Sokoto State have protested the non-payment of their four months state allowances amounting to N49.04 million.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the protesting Corps members were being owed state allowances between July and October 2016.
The Corps members, who concluded their service year on Thursday, marched from the NYSC Secretariat at Kalambaina, Sokoto, to Government House.
The Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Bashir Garba, who received them on behalf of Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, pleaded with corps members to be patient.
Garba assured the protesting Corps members that the money would be paid latest Oct. 7.
The Chairman of NYSC Governing Board in the state, Alhaji Muhammad Ladan, confirmed the story.
Ladan told NAN in Sokoto on Friday that “as we speak now, the payment for the months of July to September, 2016 is ongoing, adding that the amount involved was N36.78 million.
”The money for the month of October, 2016 amounting to N12. 26 million will drop into NYSC account from the Ministry of Finance anytime from now.”
The state NYSC Coordinator, Mr Thomas Yamma, also confirmed the story when he addressed newsmen in Sokoto on Friday.
NAN reports that, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal recently jerked up the monthly allowances being paid to the corps members.
The Corps members were being paid minimum of N5,000 to maximum of N50,000 monthly depending on their disciplines.