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Govt Approves N33, 000 Monthly Allowance For Youth Corpers

The Federal Government has approved the sum of N33,000 as monthly allowance for Corps Members undergoing the mandatory Nigerian Youths Service Corps (NYSC).

The confirmation for the new stipend was announced by the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, who cleared the air on the amount approved as Corps Members’ monthly allowance by the Federal Government in line with the new National Minimum Wage.

Ibrahim, disclosed this while addressing Corps Members at the NYSC Bauchi State Secretariat during his working visit to the State.

While debunking false amounts being circulated on social media, he made it known to Corps members that the sum of thirty-three thousand naira had been approved as the new allowance.

He said that provision has been made for the new allowance in the year 2020 Budget, emphasising that payment would begin as soon as funds are released by appropriate authorities.