Reviewed NYSC payment will come with new minimum wage, DG guarantees

Director General of the National Youth Services Corp, Brigadier General Suleiman Zakari Kazaure

Director-general of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Zakari Kazaure, has pleased corps members of the rising review of their allowance, saying it would take influence with the new national minimum wage. Kazaure said struggles were being made to upturn the monthly allowance currently at N19,800 while congratulating them for service to their motherland.

Speaking on the 2018 Batch B corps members 7 of august 2018 at Bauchi State Orientation Camp in Wailo, Ganjuwa council, Kazaure advised them to Bauchi to be enduring with government.

The DG, who was represented by the scheme’s Director of General Duties, Habib Kurawa, applauded corps members for the services they had been execution to the country, especially in the area of education.

Their involvement to national development is part of the motives all energies are in place to ensure that their allowance is improved, he noted. Notifying them that the United Nations (UN) and other international agencies appreciate the role of NYSC members in their numerous places of primary assignments, he said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would involve them in the 2019 general election.

Kazaure cautioned them to steer pure of electoral misconducts, but to be good diplomats of the scheme. Advice the corps members not to be biased while on voting duty, he instructed them to take benefit of the chance provided by the Bank of Industry (BoI) and others to secure loans for their entrepreneurship improvement.

The state NYSC coordinator, Afolayan James, described that 2,044 corps members, involving 1,186 males and 858 females, were recorded in the state for the Batch ‘B’. He knowledgeable that Bauchi government officials visited the camp to see the harms caused by the recent downpour in the state and assured to renovate the camp.

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Afolayan further said that the corps members had received share of their payments, promising that they would be given the outstanding before they leave the camp.

“Management of the scheme has made plan for their exercise so that they can perform optimally during the service year. To this end, specialists have been gathered to prepare them with essential skills for effective service provision during the service year.

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