There was a rumour circulating on social media that the monthly corps members allowance (or allawee) of ₦19,800 had been increased to ₦31,800.
Well, that’s just what it is. A rumour.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) denied the reports and called them fake.
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At the NYSC headquarters in Abuja, the Deputy Director of NYSC, Eddy Megwa, told Vanguard that the federal government is yet to inform the scheme of any increases in the stipends of serving corps members.
Eddy said “NYSC does not pay corps members directly, the federal government will relay any news of an increment when there is one.” He further explained that there was nothing they could do until the federal government deliberated on the ₦30,000 increase which corps members asked for.
So, considering that a lot of corps members don’t get posted to organisations where they are handsomely paid, how much do you think corps members should earn for serving our nation?
Are you a corps member or a soon-to-be one? Would you like your ‘allawee’ increased? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.