Our attention has been drawn to a rumour flying on the internet that the Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has started paying the sum of N31,800 as Corps Members monthly allowances for the month of May, 2019.
Those propagating the rumours have even gone to the extent of circulating photoshops of the alleged payment just to rise the hope of unsuspecting Corps Members that cannot wait to recieve the N31,800 alerts.
The truth of the matter is that ‘NO’ Corps member has received the said N31,800 at the time this post was published, and we doubt the feasibility of that amount to be paid for the month of May.
Please, be informed that Corps members allowance is still N19,800. Ignore the rumour that NYSC has started paying N31,800 for the month of May. The picture of N31,800 alert that probably lead you to this page is a photoshop. Please, dismiss it!
Recall that the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has dismissed as fake news reports making the rounds on social media that serving corps members will be paid N31,800 as monthly stipends following the signing of the new minimum wage into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
A Deputy Director at the NYSC headquarters Abuja, Eddy Megwa told Vanguard on Wednesday that the federal government is yet to inform the Scheme of any increases in the stipends of serving corps members.
He stressed that though the NYSC does not pay corps members directly, the federal government will inform the Scheme of any increases before a stipend figure different from the current N19,800 is made available to the public.
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.
“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.”