NYSC speaks on increasing corper allowance from N19,800 to N31,800
The National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, has denied rumors that it has increased the monthly allowance of corpers from N19,800 to N31,800.
Disregarding the rumors as fake news, a Deputy Director at the NYSC headquarters Abuja, Eddy Megwa, said the Scheme is yet to be informed by the Federal Government of any increases in the stipends of serving corps members.
According to him, if the Federal government which pays corpers directly were to increase the allowance, it wouldn’t notify the scheme.
“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.”