NYSC Allowance For All States In Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) pays monthly stipend to graduates undergoing the one-year mandatory program. In this piece, we shall look at the NYSC allowance for the States in Nigeria.

Aside the Federal Government allowance which stands at N33,000, Corps members also receive ‘State Allowance‘ from the State government where they are serving. But the amount each State government pays to Corpers differ. A crucial factor that determine many people’s choices of best states for NYSC is allowance, since no one would like to serve in a place where they literally receive no pay.

It can be painful to see your colleagues in other states being paid for the same work you do in another state without pay. Check 10 best states to serve in Nigeria as a Corper.

How much does NYSC pays Corpers?

The Federal Govt of Nigeria through NYSC pays N33,000 to every serving Corps Member regardless to where they are serving. Aside that, there are usually other compensations. Such compensations include, State allowance, Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) allowance, and so on.

Does it matter for State Govt to pay Corps members?

Yes, it does matter, the N33,000 FG pays to Corps members is not enough to sustain them throughout the month. Many Corps members usually go ‘stranded’ in the middle of the month without food and money. Therefore, paying them state allowance will be a kind of support, and it would go a long way to encourage them.

How much is the NYSC State allowance?

There is no fixed amount for state alawee. Some states pay, while some don’t even pay, especially when there is change in the government.

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NYSC Allowance for all States in Nigeria

Below is the list of states in Nigeria and how much they pay Corpers;

  1. Anambra pays N8,000 to those in town and N8,500 to those in Rural areas.

  2. Jigawa pays N5,000: (15,000 for the first 3 months, and then 10,000 every 2 months).

  3. Niger pays N0.00

  4. Imo pays N0.00

  5. Ebonyi pays N9,750: But they STOPPED paying since May 2019.

  6. Nasarawa pays N5,000

  7. Akwa Ibom pays N5,000

  8. Edo pays N0.00

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  9. Oyo pays N0.00

  10. Kano pays N0.00

  11. Rivers pays N15,000: Currently the highest paying State.

  12. Bayelsa pays N6,000 to those serving within the State Capital, N8,000 to those outside the capital, and N10,000 to those serving across the water.

  13. Abia pays N0.00

  14. Benue pays N0.00

  15. Plateau pays N0.00

  16. Enugu pays N983.45 to those serving within the towns and N3,984 to those serving in Rural areas.

  17. Sokoto pays N45,000 at the end of service year (accumulation of all months)

  18. Ekiti pays N0.00

  19. Osun pays N5,000

  20. Taraba pays N6,000

  21. Ondo pays N0.00

  22. Ogun pays N0.00

  23. Borno pays N10,000 (But the fear of Boko Haram may not allow you enjoy it)

  24. Delta pays N5,000

  25. Gombe pays N0.00

  26. Lagos pays N15,000 to those serving under Education, and N10,000 to those serving under agencies/ministries.

  27. Kaduna pays N0.00

  28. Zamfara pays N5,000

  29. Cross-River pays N0.00

  30. Kwara pays N0.00

  31. FCT Abuja pays N0.00

  32. Kogi pays N0.00

  33. Katsina pays N0.00

  34. Yobe pays N0.00

  35. Kebbi pays N2,000

  36. Adamawa pays N5,000

  37. Bauchi pays N0.00

** In addition, the Federal Govt pays N33,000 to all Corpers irrespective of where they serve. If you notice any mistake in the information above, kindly let us know in the comment section below.

Source: Nyscinfo

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  1. Maymunat Muhammad kabeer

    Hello, please I need your help. On my result my name is written maimunat Muhammad Kabir but on my BVN it’s written maymunatu Muhammad kabeer. Will that be a problem for me

  2. Pls, can someone who graduated from online university serve

  3. Owolabi Adesewa Phebe

    Oyo state government pays the sum of five thousand naira (5000) to corps members as the state allowance

  4. All those states dat re not paying something should be done about them oooo

  5. Oyo is paying 3800

  6. I’m 2019 batch A, I have not see my #67,800 salary, I don’t understand this NYSC and some banks.
    My bank is StanbicIBTC bank.
    Anyone with information on this issue. Please let me know

  7. Sir you posted that they pay 15k in rivers pls is this true?

  8. Lasore hannah Josephine

    I am serving in lagos, posted to a local government and I was told that they are not paying corp member in other field apart from those that study medicine or related course

    1. Utov Myom Francis

      Ebonyi state doesn’t pays anything them said, but since march ebonyi state didn’t paid till today is not paying so count ebonyi out

  9. Currently in anambra. Anambra pay 8k for everything.

    1. Is it every month?

  10. Abdulyekeen Kehinde Opeloyeru

    Please kindly update me about nysc arrials

  11. Oyo state pays 5,000 monthly for the corp members.

  12. Rivers is not paying all corpers

  13. Adamawa state pay 20,000 at the end of service

  14. Oyo is now paying sum of #5,000

  15. I thought they said the new allowee will be 30,000 naira, or is it not true?

  16. What up Adamawa state

  17. I’m serving in Bayelsa currently, during the end of our orientation in camp, the state governor promised, through his representative that the state allowance will be double.
    Hoping to see it double soon.

  18. Borno state are pay only those serving under state. An review has to be taking because those serving under federal government are not part of the allowance.we always end up with only 19800 while others are earn 29,800.

  19. Pls does rivers state pay their Corp members?

  20. Keep on writing, great job!

  21. Prisca Nkemakonam

    Katsina state doesn’t stop after 3months. I have received 4months already.

  22. The cafe I did the registration did not fill my ND details ooo, like date of graduation, award, etc, he only fill primary, secondary and HND own, will it affect me

  23. Pls how do I correct the error of wrong thumbprint and passport upload in the current 2019 batch B registration.

    1. Kindly contact the NYSC ICT at

      Send email to them with your full details

  24. pls sir, will there be a problem if my month of birth in Senate list is different from the one in my regularization? my original date of birth is 01-10-1993 while senate list is 01-12-1993

  25. Please those serving currently in Osun and Anambra respectively, does they still pay? and how are the states?

  26. I add dat Lagos state don’t pay, pls is it through

    1. Lagos state govt only pay those who are working under its parastatals. Those working under Private establishment will have to negotiate with their employers.

  27. I wish u success in your activities

  28. Ondo state na real lie oooo…
    Ondo state pays nothing….

    1. Check the info very well, Ondo was said to be paying nothing…Thanks for your contribution.

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