NYSC Updates on N31,800 Corpers’ Allowance

The Lagos State coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mohammed Momoh, has said the federal government is yet to release a circular ordering the implementation of the newly approved minimum wage for corps members.

Former NYSC Director General, Suleiman Kazaure, had assured that there would be an increase in the payment for corps members in accordance with the increment in national workers’ wage.

The federal government in April 2019 had approved the N30,000 minimum wage for workers in the country by signing it into law. However, the law is yet to be implemented by NYSC.

Reacting to this, Momoh in an interview with TVC News said the service is waiting for the federal government to give it the go ahead to begin the implementation of the new law.

“The effective date of implementation would be stated on the circular and any corps member that falls within that said period and is qualified for the monthly allowance would benefit from the increase if and when the implementation starts.

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“Corps members are Nigerians and it is only expected that they would benefit from the increase. At the appropriate time, the federal government would fix the allowance for corps members. This would then be made public by the NYSC.

“I have no doubt that the federal government would do the needful in accordance with the minimum wage.”

Updated: January 17, 2020 — 3:39 pm

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Comrade Nnadi Goodluck

Comrade Nnadi Goodluck started writing since 2007. In 2016, he graduated from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra with a Degree in Educational Management and Policy/Health Education. He did his NYSC in Oyo state.


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  1. Am very sure that the implementation of the new minimum wage will help most of the Nigeria ns graduate to start some of small scale business to earn a living be getting a job.

  2. Nmeakor Godswill Barine

    plz wen re we receiving the 31800?

  3. Divine ohuoba chumemela

    I am Divine Ohuoba chimemela,I studied mass communication in Federal polytechnic nekede,Owerri.Am currently serving in Ebonyi state,A batch A corps member.yes I need a job most appropriate in Rivers state,please please please help a sister

  4. Abubakar Isah Ismail

    May all might Allah spare our days to be among the beneficiaries of such magnanimous benefit!

  5. pls when are they going to ex corppers the arrears

    1. Please stop giving us fake hope we’ve been hearing that not today OK.

  6. So if FG approve the beginning of minimum wage from April, 2019 are they going to pay arrears? If yes, what will happen to ex corp members that had their pop dated back to July, August and October 2019?

  7. Have NYSC started paying Copers #31,800.

    1. Imo state polytechnic has uploaded there Senate list this afternoon,my friends from imo state polytechnic registered this evening

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