Following the payment of newly approved allowance of N33,000 by National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), many people have been asking questions about ARREARS.
NYSC Arrears for Corps members and ex-Corps members
The NYSC minimum wage arrears for one month should be 33,000 – 19,800 = 13,200.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on 18th April, 2019 signed the N30,000 National minimum wage bill into law. This make it compulsory for every employer of labour in Nigeria to pay their workers any amount not less than N30,000. It also give workers the right to sue their employers if they pay less than the new minimum wage.
The minimum wage Act took effect on 18th of April, 2019 immediately President Buhari signed it into law.
You can agree with me that Corps members were not paid the N33,000 from the month it was signed into until January, 2020.
During this period many Corps members who supposed to receive the new minimum wage passed out of service.
However, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by Vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo has directed that arrears should be cleared before 31 December, 2019.
So, will NYSC pay arrears to ex-corpers and corpers?
They supposed to pay oo, but according to the message we received from NYSC official regarding the arrears, it seems as if they will dodge it. See the message below;
RE: PAYMENT OF ARREARS TO CORPS MEMBERS
The attention of the Management of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme has been drawn to a false story purported to have emanated from the Director – General of the Scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim to the effect that Corps Members would receive arrears as a fall out of the recent pay raise given to them by the Federal Government which has been roundly appreciated by Corps Members and Nigerians.
Indeed, the fulfillment of the promise of the increment by the Federal Government is borne out of utmost concern for the welfare of our patriotic youths and commencement date is January 2020 as budgeted in the 2020 fiscal year.
Therefore, Corps Members and members of the public are hereby advised to disregard the so – called purported breaking news from the DG NYSC, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim announcing the payment of various sums of money as arrears to ex – Corps Members of 2018 batches and serving Corps Members of 2019 batches.
Kindly verify information from the NYSC official platforms or the State Secretariats nationwide on issues concerning the Corps. Never respond to bogus instructions on phantom sites and sources.
Be rightly guided please.