Sokoto State governor has increased serving corps members allowances in the state, with a pledge to immediately effect it with the new payment structure.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal 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.
Tambuwal said the state government appreciates the services of corps members and government will continue to make their welfare a top priority.
The governor said the new increase affects all categories of youth corps members, with those serving in medical line getting more funds than others.
“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 receive from as state allawee.”
Tambuwal urged the youth corps members to reciprocate government’s gesture by being diligent in their areas of primary assignments. He also encouraged them to shun vices that will lead to breakdown of law and order and communal harmony.
On corps members welfare, recall that last week, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) issued a statement rejecting the June 13 fixed date by the NYSC, saying that the date coincided with Muslim corps members’ Ramadan fast.
Read More Here: Muslim Group Rejects Date For NYSC Orientation Exercise
However, authorities of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) and the Muslim Corpers Association of Nigeria (MCAN) agreed on modalities that would make the orientation course conducive for the 2016/17 Batch A Stream (II) prospective corps members who are Muslims.