This is good news for corps members serving in Niger State, as the state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, on Wednesday approved the upward review of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members’ allowances posted to the state from N3,000 to N5,000, with effect from July 2016.
The Governor gave the approval during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Batch A Stream 2 Orientation Course at the NYSC orientation camp, at Paiko, adding that despite the dwindling resources of the country, the state government remained committed to the welfare of the corps members.
He therefore directed all the local government councils in the state to join in the welfare programme for the corps members, warning that no ministry should reject corps members posted to them for their primary assignment.
“The corps members must be given the necessary support to enable them to feel comfortable and contribute their quota to the development of the state. No matter how small the resources are, we will make their stay comfortable.”
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state had earlier in the month announced an increase in the allowance of serving corps members in the state.
Tambuwal who announced the new policy during the swearing-in ceremony of 2006 Batch A Stream II corps members at the state NYSC orientation camp in Wamakko, said the new increase affects all categories of youth corps members.
According to him,
“Graduates of medicine will now be paid N50,000 from the current amount of N36,000. Pharmacists will now N25,000 up from the N19,000 obtainable in the past, while graduates of lab science and other medical technicians like nurses are now entitled to monthly stipend of N15,000, up from the current N9,000 they are getting from the state government.”
In the same vein, graduates of social science and humanities will now be paid N5,000 monthly, a one thousand addition from the previous N4,000 they received as state allowance.