The leadership of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has finally reacted to reports that the allowance of corps members have been increased to N31,800 following President Muhammadu Buhari’s signing of the new minimum wage bill into law.
It stated that the Federal Government was yet to inform the scheme of such increment.
Speaking with Vanguard on Wednesday, NYSC’s Deputy Director, Eddy Megwa insisted that there was no new development yet on corps members’ allowance.
Megwa said the NYSC does not pay corps members directly, and that any new development will be duly communicated.
He said: “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.
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“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.”