FG approves N33,000 for Corps members
By our correspondent
The Federal Government has approved the payment of N33,000 as monthly allowance for Corps members.
The Director-General, National Youth Service Coprs, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim said the amount approved was in line with the new National Minimum Wage.
Ibrahim disclosed this while speaking to Corps Members at the NYSC Bauchi State Secretariat during his working visit to the State.
According to him, contrary to the various amounts being circulated on the social media, the sum of thirty-three thousand naira had been approved as the new rate.
He also said provision had been made for the new allowance in the year 2020 Budget, adding that payment would commence as soon as funds are released by the appropriate authorities.
Speaking further, he advised the Corps Members to always be security conscious just as he warned against rumour mongering and negative usage of the Social Media.
He admonished them to avoid unauthorized journeys and, when authorised to travel, not to do so at night because of the inherent danger.