The NYSC allowance refers to the monthly stipend provided to participants of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program in Nigeria. This financial support is given by the Federal Government of Nigeria to help cover basic living expenses for graduates serving in various parts of the country during their one-year mandatory National Service. The allowance is intended to support corps members as they engage in community development, gain work experience, and contribute to national unity. The specific amount of the allowance may vary and is subject to periodic adjustments by the government.
Aside from the federal government’s NYSC Allowance, which is currently N33,000, state governments also pay varying amounts (state allowance) to NYSC members posted to various states. In this piece, we shall delve into the NYSC allowance for all states in Nigeria.
However, the amount each state government pays to Corpers differs. A crucial factor that determines the choices of the best states for NYSC is the allowance, as no one would like to serve in a place where they literally receive no pay.
Sometimes, it can be painful to see your colleagues in other states being paid for the same work you do in another state without pay. Now, let’s walk you through the Corpers’ allowance for all states. You may also want to check the 10 best states to serve in Nigeria as a Corper.
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How much does NYSC pays Corpers?
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) pays N33,000 to every serving Corps Member, regardless of where they are serving. Besides that, there are usually other compensations such as state allowance and PPA allowance.
Does it matter for State Govt to pay Corps members?
Yes, it does matter. The N33,000 stipend that the FG pays Corps members is not enough to sustain them throughout the month. Many Corps members usually find themselves ‘stranded’ in the middle of the month without food and money. Therefore, paying them a state allowance would be a form 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 allawee. Some states pay, while some don’t even pay, especially when there is change in the government.
NYSC Allowance for all States in Nigeria
Below is the list of states in Nigeria and how much they pay Corpers;
- Anambra pays N8,000 to those in town and N8,500 to those in Rural areas.
- Jigawa pays N5,000: (15,000 for the first 3 months, and then 10,000 every 2 months).
- Niger pays N0.00
- Imo pays N0.00
- Ebonyi STOPPED paying since May 2019.
- Nasarawa pays N5,000
- Akwa Ibom pays N5,000
- Edo pays N0.00
- Oyo pays N15,000
- Kano pays N0.00
- Rivers pays N0.00
- Bayelsa pays N6,000 to those serving within the State Capital, and N8,000 to those outside the capital, and N10,000 to those serving across the water.
- Abia pays N0.00
- Benue pays N0.00
- Plateau pays N0.00
- Enugu pays N0.00
- Sokoto pays N45,000 at the end of service year (accumulation of all months)
- Ekiti pays N0.00
- Osun pays N5,000
- Taraba pays N6,000
- Ondo pays N0.00
- Ogun pays N0.00
- Borno pays N5,000 (But the fear of Boko Haram may not allow you to enjoy it)
- Delta pays N5,000
- Gombe pays N0.00
- Lagos pays N0.00
- Kaduna pays N0.00
- Zamfara pays N5,000
- Cross-River pays N0.00
- Kwara pays N0.00
- FCT Abuja pays N0.00
- Kogi pays N0.00
- Katsina pays N4,000
- Yobe pays N5,000
- Kebbi pays N2,000
- Adamawa pays N0.00
- 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.