God news to all prospective NYSC members as Federal Government of Nigeria approves a new NYSC allowance to all corps members.
Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, disclosed this during a session meeting with some corps members at NYSC Secretariat in Bauchi State.
He explained that the approval was made in line with the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage by the Federal Government.
The new national minimum wage was signed into law by President, Muhammadu Buhari, on 18th of April, 2019, while both the Federal Government and labour unions agreed on consequential adjustments on 18th of October, 2019, after negotiations.
Ibrahim noted that contrary to the various amounts being circulated on social media, the sum of N33,000 had been approved as the new rate.
He stressed that provision had been made for the new allowance in the year 2020 Budget, adding that payment would commence as soon as funds were released by the appropriate authorities.
The NYSC boss advised the corps members to be security conscious at all times, as well as warned against rumor-mongering and negative usage of the social media.
The Director also advised all corps members to avoid going on an unauthorized journeys and when authorized to travel, they should not to do so at night because of the current happening is the country.
“Your monthly allowance would be increased immediately the Federal Government starts the payment of the new minimum wage to all public servants nationwide,” he said in an address delivered at the NYSC orientation camp in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.