The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has reacted to reports circulating that the allowance of corps members have been increased to N31,800 following President Muhammadu Buhari’s signing of the new minimum wage bill into law.
According to NYSC, the Federal Government was yet to inform the youth scheme of such development.
Speaking with Newsmen on Wednesday, NYSC’s Deputy Director, Eddy Megwa noted that there was no new development yet concerning corps members’ allowance.
“The NYSC does not pay corps members any sum of money directly as stipends but the federal government does. Until the government is ready to implement the N30,000 minimum wage, we cannot say what corps members will earn for their service to the nation.
“Disregard any figure you find making the rounds on social media. When the federal government is ready, it will inform NYSC and we will announce it to corps members through official channels,” he stated.
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