Last Updated on February 2, 2021 by Ope Quadri
When President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the new Minimum wage bill on April 18, 2019, civil servants in Nigeria were happy and the entire social media was agog.
They should expect a bit of inflation any moment from now, that’s understandable considering Nigerian factor.
But the jubilation didn’t stop there, members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) also joined the celebration over the increase of the monthly allowance from N19,800 to at least N30, 000.
The good news is:
The new minimum wage of the NYSC members is now N31, 800. The announcement was made by the Director-General of NYSC, Maj. Gen. S. Z. Kazaure.
When we shared the news over the new minimum wage in our April 19, 2019 post, we told you that corps members were celebrating that they would benefit from the new development.
Then, many corpers were still unsure, but in a tweet, Kazaure advised corps members to have saving spirit as they start receiving the new allawie.
are still doubtful about the news of the New increased allowance for NYSC corpers. When will Corpers start receiving the N31, 800 allawie?
Hopefully, they should start receiving the new allawie beginning from the end of this month.
“31,800 is indeed huge but from the other angle little.. Try to establish yourself.. Take advantage of SAED PROGRAMS.. God bless you as you save and become useful,” Kazaure tweeted @DgSzKazaure
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After the signing, one of the aides to President Muhammadu Buhari said all employers must obey the new Act.
“This makes it compulsory for all employers of labour in Nigeria to pay to their workers the sum of N30,000.
“This excludes persons who are employing less than 25 workers, persons who work in a ship which sails out of jurisdiction and other persons who are in other kinds of regulated employment which are accepted by the Act.”
“It also gives workers the right if you are compelled by any circumstance to accept salary that is less than N30,000 to sue your employer to recover the balance.
“It also authorises the Minister of Labour and any person nominated by the Minister of Labour or any person designated by the Minister of Labour in any ministry, department or agency to, on your behalf, take action in your name against such employer to recover the balance of your wages,” Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang said.
We hope that the corps members save wisely as they serve their fatherland.