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COVID-19: Will NYSC Pay Corps Members’ Allowance For March

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic worldwide, will NYSC pay Corps members’ allowance for the month of March, 2020?

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We have been receiving messages from Corps members who want to know if NYSC will pay them amidst coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria. We created this post to set the record straight. Just keep reading.

Will NYSC Pay Corps Members

Recall that the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Nigeria on February 27. The case involved an Italian who diagnosed with the disease in Lagos Nigeria.

However, NYSC rejected advice that it should postpone its orientation course scheduled to commence from 10th -30th March, 2020.

On 18th March (after spending just 8 days in camp), NYSC suspended its orientation course for fear of coronavirus. And on 19th March, NYSC suspended Corps members’ CDS meeting and monthly biometric clearance nationwide.

As the confirmed cases of COVID-19 keep rising, on 24th March, NYSC granted all corps members permission to travel to their various homes.

Now the question many people are asking is, “will NYSC pay Corps members’ allowance for the month of March, 2020?”

Our answer on whether Corps members will be paid allowance

Yes, Corps members will RECEIVE their allowance for the month of March, 2020. But for subsequent months, they might not be paid unless Coronavirus pandemic is over.

Why Corps members might not be paid for subsequent months is because the scheme has fixed duration of one year. Therefore, Corps members’ service to Nigeria is not permanent unlike civil servants.

Let’s take 2020 Batch A Stream 1 for example: If NYSC continue to pay while their service is on hold, and coronavirus last for one year.

It means, when coronavirus is over, NYSC will repeat the payment or discharge them or allow them to serve without no further payment.

Since NYSC members are not civil servants but on National service, it’s likely they will not receive allowance beyond March, 2020.

Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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63 Comments

  1. Sk

    April 5, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Bro i Serve in lagos and uptill now nysc neva still pay my alawee

  2. Ezekiel

    April 5, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Sir,please I applied for relocation online and I want to cancel it ,how do I go about it please

  3. Janet

    March 30, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Plz,for d 2020 batch A stream 1,are we still going back to camp to finish our inconclusive orientation?.

    • Humphery

      April 1, 2020 at 5:20 am

      Yes, but that is only when Coronavirus is over

  4. Taiwo

    March 30, 2020 at 8:06 am

    But Dy av started paying for March alawee so y didn’t dey pay us…..I mean 2020 batch a

    • Humphery

      March 30, 2020 at 11:54 am

      Be pat, they will pay you

  5. ZUBBY

    March 30, 2020 at 7:46 am

    Pls I wasn’t able to submit my clearance form for the month of April like most Corp members did do to coro stuff..Hope it wouldn’t affect my biometrics..

    • Humphery

      March 30, 2020 at 11:54 am

      It won’t affect you

  6. Zakariya

    March 29, 2020 at 7:42 am

    Please sir, I made a relocation but i didn’t submit my relocation approval letter to the NYSC secretariat, and I have to do so within 21 days. And people are saying they are on holiday and I don’t know when are they coming back to work. Pls what should I do so that my letter would not be rejected as a result of lapse of time.

    • Humphery

      March 30, 2020 at 11:59 am

      NYSC is not working now, wait until they resume

  7. David

    March 27, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Pls Sir I Applied For Relocation Online Does That Work?

  8. Mariya Hamidu

    March 27, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    What of medical corp members serving at the hospital

  9. Sunday Olusegun Emmanuel

    March 27, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Allowance will be paid, stop listening to this nonsense post, even the DG himself said, Allowance payment will not stop. Allowance payment continues.

  10. Aluko Nelson

    March 27, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Mr Humphrey,please I wants to ask, what are the tangible reasons why it been speculated that NYSC wouldn’t pay this Batch Stream1 subsequent monthly allowance, cause we have been duly registered to serve and fully documented in our various PPAs. I see no reasons why it shouldn’t be paid undermining the pandemic epilepsy. That’s why as a frontier,I wanted to hear from you basic reasons why the FG/NYSC will not pay us. I understands that every money for each scheme has already be budgeted for, even all our expenses/ feeding in Camp has been made arrange for and we can likewise let them know that the money budgeted for us to feed was not use on us due to the sudden pandemic, so why should they even think of withholding our service money. Please am soliciting for quick response to this regard from you sir. Mr Humphrey. God bless you. Thanks.

    • Humphery

      March 27, 2020 at 4:38 pm

      The writer didn’t say you will not be paid. You will duly receive your March Allowance but if the service is put on hold for subsequent months because of Coronavirus, it is likely that your allowance will also be put on hold. Or if NYSC continue to pay, they will be counting it that your are service even while you are obeying stay at home order, so if Corona last for one year, you will be discharged without serving at all. But if your service and allowance are put on hold, after Corona everything will start as normal.

  11. ZUBBY

    March 27, 2020 at 6:35 am

    Am yet to report to my PPA (batch A1), because of the fear of this virus..hope I wouldn’t be queried??

    • Humphery

      March 27, 2020 at 4:40 pm

      No query! Stay at home

  12. Mudassiru Sa'idu

    March 26, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    I have reported to my ppa, and now relocated, so is it true that i must go back to my ppa for clearance.

    • Humphery

      March 27, 2020 at 4:42 pm

      Nothing concern you and your ppa again

  13. Kehinde

    March 26, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    I’m batch A Stream 1, the place I’m serving doesn’t have break and I’m continuing with my service, are you telling me they will not pay my allawee For the remaining months?

  14. Divine

    March 26, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Will the monthly biometric hold for the month of March

  15. Azum nneoma sophia

    March 26, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Pls sir what is the possibility of batch A stream12020 going back to camp?

    • Humphery

      March 26, 2020 at 10:22 pm

      No, probability because nobody knows what corona will do to Nigeria.

  16. Cornelius

    March 26, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    My question is will there be thump printing for April nd May
    Because we were asked nt to travel yet till we are done with clearance for April and May???
    So I want to know if there will be clearance

    • Humphery

      March 26, 2020 at 10:27 pm

      Who say so? NYSC has suspended CDS and clearance for further notice.

      • Immaculata

        March 27, 2020 at 10:21 am

        If someone is absent for the submission of clearance letter for the month of April, following the directive of DG for every Corp member to travel home
        Will nysc withhold April allowee of that person and also extend the service year?

  17. Favour nk

    March 26, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    What will be d faith of those have paid house rent for one year …..will d landlords understand

  18. SEGUN michae

    March 26, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    If the nysc are not paid,Nigeria is trying to multiply covid 19.Thy can stop those that are yet to start their own til covid 19 leave

  19. Marvin

    March 26, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    They need to pay, how do they want all of them to stay and survive…the government should do the needful and be honest with themselves…..the leaders are there embezzling lots of money, then common 33k……haba Nigeria and it’s leaders….pay up

  20. Marvin

    March 26, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    Corp members should all be paid….the federal government shouldn’t be biased..the should pay up , corona virus shouldn’t be an excuse, Please Nigeria is bigger than that….

  21. Timzy

    March 26, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    I think they are talking in the rubbish. They are talking in the nonsense.

  22. Nwoke Favour

    March 26, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    I relocated pls will I still receive the march allawee?

  23. Muhammad Ibrahim

    March 26, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Are we going to receive our match allowances or not. I want to be sure please.

    • Humphery

      March 26, 2020 at 2:45 pm

      Certainly, you will receive your March allowance, but for subsequent months, it is most likely you will not be paid unless Coronavirus is over by then.

      • Konglam

        March 26, 2020 at 4:02 pm

        For Serving Corp member Will their service year continue or be in a hold knowing that we are in the scheme already unlike batch A 2020.

      • Osagie Michael

        March 26, 2020 at 4:51 pm

        Mr Humphrey, you made mention that government will not pay in subsequent months. So how will one survive when we are not doing anything for now and 90% of corpers depend on monthly allowance for survival.

        • Humphery

          March 26, 2020 at 10:29 pm

          The same way your survived when you where in school

      • Mutiat

        March 26, 2020 at 8:06 pm

        If they’re not going to pay for the subsequent months does it mean we’ll not go to our PPA as well?

        • Humphery

          March 26, 2020 at 10:20 pm

          Yes, if FG implement a total lock down

    • Konglam

      March 26, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      For Serving Corp member Will their service year continue or be in a hold knowing that we are in the scheme already unlike batch A 2020.

      • Humphery

        March 26, 2020 at 10:28 pm

        It might be placed on hold

  24. Adedoyin

    March 26, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Will batch A stream1 2020 receive Alawee as well

  25. Ikpeama Prince Joseph

    March 26, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    I think the best for the federal government to do is to let go of the corps members service to Nigeria if they are no more ready to pay them an agreed no two ways about it so that they can go and look for means of survival because they won’t die on the course of service reason because as they are serving they WK t have the chances to go and look for other means of survival therefore the federal government should endeavor to fulfill their own path .tanks

    • Humphery

      March 26, 2020 at 2:47 pm

      They will be paid for March, but for subsequent I’m not sure of what will happen

  26. Abdullahi Mukhtar

    March 26, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    But I think the only way to survive stay at home policy is by paying nysc monthly allowance, This is because Corp members are at home without doing anything, nor their parents, but by paying them at least this Will reduce septer poverty, please I huge the government in charge to reconsider the Corp members since they are ready serve but what denied them is the country situation. So I rest my case

    • Humphery

      March 26, 2020 at 2:49 pm

      How would they pay you if banks are closed? And how would you withdraw since you are not allowed to go out? And from which market will you buy from?

  27. Bartholomew Rabo

    March 26, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Okay if nysc will pay for the month of March,and Incase covid 19 continues why not the nysc should stop their services at the month of March and continue after the covid 19 case is over, then nysc should continue from the month they have stop their services in other to meet up to one year service.

    • Humphery

      March 26, 2020 at 2:57 pm

      That is exactly what they will do reason the DG granted all Corps members freedom to travel home.

  28. Micheal

    March 26, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    The above post is a fallacy. Take it from someone who knows more than you do. The best Nysc can do is pay us for the months remaining. It will be ludicrous on their part to forfeit that.

  29. Peejay

    March 26, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Z not possible for federal government not to pay us our alawee cus d issue on ground z not our fault, n most of us left our work wen we were coming for service n now we can’t go back to d work again cus we r on hold with nysc, so our alawee should b payed accordingly.

  30. Ismail Mustapha

    March 26, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    I have been relocated to Abuja can I go and report my relocation letter in this covid 19 situation

    • Humphery

      March 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm

      No need for that. Stay at home bro.

      • Shola hussaini

        March 26, 2020 at 3:23 pm

        Some of us did not get our bank account number before we left d camp and der have not sent it to us till now.what will happen to us and how are we going to get payed pls????

        • Humphery

          March 27, 2020 at 9:54 pm

          Go to any branch of the bank that you opened account with

      • Mariya Hamidu

        March 27, 2020 at 2:21 pm

        What of medical corp members serving at the hospital

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