About fifty medical doctors undertaking the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Borno State on Monday stormed the government house demanding immediate payment of their over five months allowance.
Campusbiz gathered that the corps members, who comprise 2018/2019 Batch B, 2018/2019 Batch C and 2019/2020 Batch A, threatened not to vacate their accommodation to make room for their incoming colleagues if the govt refuse to pay.
Dr. Azi Cornelius, who led the corps members during the peaceful protest in front of the government house, said his members had made frantic efforts to get the authority to offset their monthly allowance but all yielded no result.
He expalined that they were left with no option than to demand for the immediate payment of their monthly allowance, which ranges between N100,000 for medical doctors and N50,000 for other health workers.
“We have 64 doctors and other medical corps members which brings our total number to 190. We are here to intimate the Borno State Governor of our unpaid stipend. We have written different letters, we have threatened to stop work until two months was paid but the summary of all is that most of us will be passing out on Thursday and we have between five to six months unpaid stipends, we want the government to pay us,: Cornelius stated.
He added that his members constitute over fifty per cent of the medical workforce in the state and have been discharging their duties effectively and efficiantly.
He urged the Borno State Government not to discourage other in-coming corps members with non-payment of allowance.