NYSC Allowance for All States in Nigeria (Current)

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.

Updated: January 4, 2024 — 02:43

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  1. Hello please i relocated from Gombe to Edo and I have not seen my PPA yet but my state code has changed… will I be able to get paid this month end If I don’t see my PPA

  2. Is it possible for international students to get allowance from federal government ?

  3. IAM a serving corps member, serving in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State,and have never received any State allowance since from the beginning of my service year of to date.

  4. 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

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

  6. Owolabi Adesewa Phebe

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

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

  8. Oyo is paying 3800

  9. Nnawuihe saviour

    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

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

  11. 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

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

    1. Is it every month?

  13. Abdulyekeen Kehinde Opeloyeru

    Please kindly update me about nysc arrials

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

  15. Rivers is not paying all corpers

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

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

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

  19. What up Adamawa state

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. Pls does rivers state pay their Corp members?

  23. Keep on writing, great job!

  24. Prisca Nkemakonam

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

  25. 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

  26. 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
      [email protected]

      Send email to them with your full details

  27. 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

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

  29. 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.

    2. Ojo Oluwafunmilayo

      Pls, when are they paying this January 2022 allowee?

  30. I wish u success in your activities

  31. 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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