No Arrears for Corps members, they are not Civil Servants – NYSC DG

The NYSC DG has said there would be no arrears for Corps Members, because they are not Civil Servants but on National Service.

Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said the budget allocated for the scheme by the Federal Government made it impossible to pay minimum wage arrears to Corps members.

No Arrears for Corps members

However, Brig. General Shuaibu, commended the Federal Government on the recent increase of Corps Members’ allowance.

NYSC allowance was captured in the 2020 budget of the Scheme, payable with effect from January this year, which therefore precludes the payment of arrears.

“Corps Members are NOT Civil Servants, they are on National Service and the commencement date for the payment of the increment of their allowance is January 2020 which the Federal Government has started“, he concluded.

However, the DG warned Prospective Corps Members with fake credentials to stay off its Orientation Camps across the country.

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He added that anyone caught, especially graduates from the universities in West African sub-region with the intent to undermine the integrity of its mobilisation process with fake certificates would be arrested and prosecuted.

The Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave this warning in his office in Abuja.

He said that the NYSC Scheme had put necessary mechanism in place to curb the enrolment of fake graduates for the Orientation course, and would continue working diligently in that direction.

The DG noted that the Scheme had made tremendous achievements in the fight against unqualified graduates who try to infiltrate the Scheme.

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Ibrahim added that during the 2019 Batch ‘C’ online registration, over twenty thousand foreign – trained Nigerians uploaded their results online, however, during the physical verification exercise, just 3,420 showed up. This out come is because they have been forewarned that anyone caught with fake certificate would be prosecuted.

If you have reasons that you think Corps members should be paid minimum wage arrears, use the comment section below.

Updated: February 23, 2020 — 3:34 pm

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  1. Please no body should eat our money because i know president Mohammadu is a good man, he will release it according to costitution.

  2. God is watching the leaders of this country for corruption n evildoers,they must pay that money because Good luck paid corps members arrears during his tenure so why this regime is different?

  3. Hassan saadu Hassan

    Mr President creating inequality is also corruption, some are finishing service while some are starting how to Ballance is by paying arreas, we are not civil servant yes but one day we are or what do you think if a Corp member one day become a president and refused to pay salary like yahaya Bello, please buhari your are man of integrity please pay us we are begging please, I have a Debt of eighty thousand, I want to use arreas and pay thanks Mr President

  4. Please sir, as earlier said by my fellow Corp member, as promised by the federal government, please let’s our arrears be paid because it is another source of erradicating poverty among the Nigeria youth and creating room for another ways establishing ourselves life after service.

  5. That means the allowance shouldn’t have been increased in The first place,The previous adminstration paid the arrears of corp members when minimum wage was increased while will this adminstration fail do same thing.its seems D.G doesn’t have insight knowledge of his office or his been influce….

  6. It is constitutional to pay corps member arrears. Jonathan lead administration paid it. Why will Buhari adminisration refused to pay

  7. Ukotamos Awajiyei Golden

    Pls corps member should be paid their arears after all it was implimented when they were in camp so why won’t they be given their arears….doing the right thing is better than doing the wrong thing…tnks

  8. عبد الله ابوبكر

    Its highly critical…

  9. The passing into law of the minimum wage happened 2019, if the Nigeria law has a solid ground, the implementation should not have take this long, because it was promised to different people and enjoyed by different people.

  10. The federal government has stated that they will pay Yh areas allocated to corp members, i believe they should endevour to follow through with their promise.

  11. Mbalisi John Ifeanyi

    Please and please are corp member not serving the interest of the nation, are they not the responsibility of the federal government, previous adminstration paid corp members areas including the civil servants of this great country. In addition corp members in their place of primary assignment are considered as staff’s, they report to work and close the same time as staff’s and what most of them are been paid is less than 10,000 Naira plus the previous 19 800 Naira without accommodation, Haba let say something areas most be paid please.

  12. Hmmmm, its unfortunate that this administration lack integrity but claimed to be, how can u denied those that serve their father’s land without a job now their entitlement, during the previous administration led by Goodluck Jonathan, corps members was paid. May God help this nation. What a lawless country,

  13. Nigeria is one country without law keeping. The pass Administration of this same country paid arrears, but the present Administration decided not to pay……what a confuse set of leaders in Nigeria.
    Don’t be surprise that another DG will come an pay next set of corp members if there’s increase is made.
    I can’t imagine DG saying this after what graduates are passing through in this country….some even die during this service year…………
    Some one like me, I lost all my property during Election and NYSC TARABA state promise to help me out but till I finish my national Assignment nothing was done..I came back empty just for serving my country…..

  14. During general election 2019….I was serving in Taraba state and they compelled me to go for election, the state co-ordinator promise all corpers that there will be security in our lodges when we vacate for the election process.
    I left our lodge and I came back to see my room emptied. I report the case to NYSC TARABA STATE and they promise to help…I lost all my property Worth over Two hundred and sixteen thousand naira….
    But they refuse to help me at last.
    I came back empty……No work, nothing to show forty.
    While can’t they pay this Arrears for goodness sake. Pls

  15. As many of you denying us from receiving our arrears, you all could vividly remembered that during good luck Jonathan’s administration, arrears was paid. Weather civil servant, National Service,we all are entitled to receive that which belongs to us. Please Do not deny is from our rights.

  16. Nigeria is one country without law keeping. The pass Administration of this same country paid arrears, but the present Administration decided not to pay……what a confuse set of leaders in Nigeria.
    Don’t be surprise that another DG will come an pay next set of corp members if there’s increase is made.
    I can’t imagine DG saying this after what graduates are passing through in this country….some even die during this service year…………
    Some one like I lost all my property during Election and NYSC TARABA state promise to help me out but till I finish my national Assignment nothing was done..I came back empty just for serving my country…..

  17. I’m a serving corp membe,I was remobilization to plateau state they said I’m not entitled to new allowance. They say I will be only pay 19800 because I was on remob.

  18. I know the DG is the voice of Corp members and he will do his possible best to speak in a balance proportion.
    From inception Corp members are always included in arrears budget but my doubt is why this administration
    that corruption is reduced to minimal be different, without contradiction, l believe they is need for reconsideration. Thank you

  19. If corps members were include for the minimum wage I see no reason for not paying them their arrears. So pls Mr president I beg and I beg pls pay them their arrears, we know u do and are still doing ur best for the great citizens of this great nation Nigeria.

  20. The money is already given they don’t just want to pay….

  21. But previous administration of Good Luck Jonathan paid!

  22. Muktar Adamu Muhammad

    Am graduate from University of Maiduguri

  23. During Dr good luck ebele he paid the prospective corp members areas why this Muhammad buari they say that won’t pay the corp members areas.

  24. Since we have been included in the minimum wage,it automatically gave us the entitlement to our arrears, i can remember the last time federal government increase the minimum wage Corp member we paid arrears, so I see no reason why this administration will denies us of our entitlement.

  25. God Is watching the leadership of this present administration, is that how former president Goodluck Johnathan rule this country? Are the been if he rule this country like that could you people be there? Corruption of the highest order is found in this current administration and you people say you are fighting corruption, can you imagine you are already corrupt and you say you are fighting corruption, who is fooling who? If president muhammadu Buhari lead administration is trully fighting corruption then he should kindly respect his integrity and pay corps member their entitlement(arrears) because if he do not pay he is fantastically corrupt.

    1. It’s now they are differentiating Civil servants and national service, kiaaaaaaa God.
      Jonathan started paying 19800 and still paid the said arrears without differentiating Civil servant from National Service.
      No matter what, they deserved to be paid their arrears, do you have ideas who this guys go through in their respective Place of Primary Assignment? They work in any offices even more than the said Civil Servants, they are being used like slave and yet all FG could say is that they don’t deserve to get the arrears?

      I quote, whoever is been affected by this minimum wage shall be paid the arrears from the date of it’s been approved.
      So, what’s now stoping tbe Corp Members from getting theirs.

  26. But during the past govt, wen NYSC allowance was increased from #9800 to #19800 all d arrears we’re being paid by d then govt. Y will dis govt now b different, is it not d same Nigeria?

  27. Looking at it from increment during President Jonathan’s regime, there was no excuse as that Corp members are not civil servants or are on national service. From the date the increment was signed all Corp members that passed out were paid their arrears appropriately. I see no reason why the government of now will not want to pay Corp members the arrears from April,2019 till December 2019. It’s unfair on corp members

  28. Grace Bala Shonbang

    Dear DG Sir,please help us & pay us the arrears, we need it badly as it will help us to start something for ourselves, as you know that not all of us will get a government job after this NYSC Sir. But with the arrears,we can start a small business that will be beneficial to us in other not for us to engage in some ungodly thing’s because of lack of Job Sir.
    Thank You in anticipation Sir.

  29. I remember vividly under Goodluck Jonathan tenure arrears was paid to Corp members then.
    So why now?

  30. Will there be batch A stream 11

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