NYSC: Corps Members’ Allowance Increase From N19k To N48,900 – What We Know So Far
The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) seems to have dismissed a report that is stirring controversy on the internet that it will be increasing the allowance of corps members from N19k To N48,900.
A twitter handle, APC Newspaper, which claims to be a social media mouthpiece for the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC), on Monday, August 6, alleged that the President Muhammdu Buhari led government has raised corps members’ allowance to N49,800.
BREAKING! PMB led administration raises NYSC Allowance to N49, 800.00
— APC Newspaper (@APCNewspaper) August 6, 2018
A curious twitter user subsequently tweeted at the official Twitter handle of the Scheme to confirm the veracity of the APC Newspaper’s tweet about the allowance increase and @officialnysc replied saying it is a rumour.
I just confirmed from the FG of @Nigeria that the NYSC allowance has been increased.
I am using this medium to encourage youth corpers to use the money wisely and judiciously as their future is in their hands.
— Femi Ote$ (@reaIFemiOtedoIa) August 7, 2018
FG raises NYSC Allowance to N50k.
— Ayekooto (@DeeOneAyekooto) August 6, 2018
While it remains speculations, bear in mind that the Director-General of the scheme, Brig Gen Suleiman Kazaure, last week said the President Buhari led Government has begun an upward review of the N19, 800 monthly allowance paid to corpers.