NYSC Allowance Update: Paying of N31,800

NYSC Allowance Update for Corps members

NYSC allowance update

Despite the fact the president of Nigeria, Muhammedu Buhari gave order for immediate implementation of new minimum wage, nothing has been done.

However, our attention has been drawn to a rumour flying on the internet that the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has started paying the sum of N31,800 to corps members.

Those propagating the rumors have even gone to the extent of circulating photo shops of the allege payment just to rise the hope of Corps Members.

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The truth of the matter is that ‘NO’ Corps member has received the said N31,800, and FG has not started paying the minimum wage at the time of publishing this post.

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Please, note that Corps members allowance is still N19,800. Ignore the rumour that NYSC has started paying N31,800.

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The picture of N31,800 screenshot alert that is trending online is a photo shop. Please, dismiss it!

Recall that the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has dismissed as fake news reports making the rounds on social media that serving corps members will be paid N31,800. As monthly stipends following the signing of the new minimum wage into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

A Deputy Director at the NYSC headquarters Abuja, Eddy Megwa told Vanguard on Wednesday that the federal government is yet to inform the Scheme of any increases in the stipends of serving corps members.

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He stressed that though the NYSC does not pay corps members directly, the federal government will inform the Scheme of any increases before a stipend figure different from the current N19,800 is made available to the public.

He said,

“The NYSC does not pay corps members any sum of money directly as stipends but the federal government does.

“Until the government is ready to implement the N30,000 minimum wage, we cannot say what corps members will earn for their service to the nation.

“Disregard any figure you find making the rounds on social media. When the federal government is ready, it will inform NYSC and we will announce it to corps members through official channels.”

Updated: September 19, 2019 — 1:32 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. we will not go for NYSC until the FG implement the new minimum wages

    1. You will die $ resurrect in your altercation of generation the minimum wage yet will not be endorsed

  2. Pls update me of any news regarding NYSC

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