The National Youth Service Corps Director-General, Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim has confirmed NYSC new allowance increment to be paid by the Federal government.
The DG confirmed that the members of NYSC will begin to receive the N30, 0000 new minimum wage approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
A few days ago, Buhari said the implementation of the new minimum wage to commence as soon as possible.
Confirming this to newsmen in Abuja, NYSC Director-General, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim said corps members will enjoy the N30,000 new minimum wage once the Federal Government commences payment.
The NYSC DG made this known after a meeting between the body and the representatives of state governments.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, and the Chairman of NYSC Governing Board, Fatimah Bala, were also in attendance.
“We are going to commence payment as directed by the Federal Government. I spoke to corps members when I visited Jigawa State about four days ago.
“I told them that they had also benefitted from the minimum wage. They were so excited and were praying for the Federal Government, saying it will engender them to perform more duties for the country.
“Once the government commences with the civil servants, the corps members will enjoy the same. Our minister has directed that further details will be communicated to us by the minister of finance,” Brig Gen Ibrahim was quoted as saying.
Speaking, the Minister of Youth and Sports said states and local government areas should not fail to discharge their statutory responsibilities to the NYSC.
“For the potential of corps members to be fully harnessed for national development, an atmosphere conducive to working must be created for them.
“However, there is the inability of critical stakeholders, especially states and local governments to fully discharge their statutory responsibilities to the scheme,” Dare said.
Meanwhile, the NYSC members and Prospective Corps members are excited about the news.