When it comes to National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), there is always the best States. So, in this article, we shall look at the best 10 states for NYSC and how much they pay Corps members.
Kindly note that every State in Nigeria is wonderful, unique and best in its own way. What we are actually looking at are the best 10 states in Nigeria in terms of NYSC.
This topic is necessary because every year graduates search for the best States to do their NYSC. Therefore, this post is timely as it will help them determine which States are best for them.
In our previous post, we talked about NYSC State allowance for all states in Nigeria. Please, try to read it if you have not read it before. Also, you can check out the NYSC allowance for medical doctors and other corpers in health related field.
Please, be informed that during the NYSC online registration, Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) will be required to select four (4) states of their choice.
Therefore, knowing the best States among the 36 States and FCT will help you in making your choice. Now, let’s go straight to the important.
Best 10 States for NYSC: See how much they pay
Below are the best 10 states in Nigeria for National Youth Service Corps;
1. Lagos State
It is inarguable that Lagos State is the best State to do your NYSC in Nigeria, and it happens to be the former capital of Nigeria. The State has a lot of opportunities that Corpers can tap from. Also, the standard of living in Lagos state is normal and there is no security threat in the State for strangers.
Lagos is a land of opportunities, in the sense that there are lots of opportunities for young graduates. And there are many recruiting companies to submit your CV.
State Allowance: The Lagos state government pays between N10,000 and N15,000 as state allowance to Corps Members posted to Lagos.
2. Abuja FCT
The second on the list of best states for NYSC in Nigeria. Abuja is the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. Although, the cost of living in Abuja is high but it is still a place you will enjoy.
There are also many job opportunities in Abuja for Nigerian graduates. And every nook and cranny is developed with no security threat.
State Allowance: Abuja does not pay state allowance but most of the private companies in Abuja pay high amount to corps members.
3. Kano State
This state worthy to be mentioned on this list. Although, many Corps Members dislike serving in North because of fragile security in the region. But Kano is exception. Kano state is very good, it is a state you will enjoy living in if you find yourself there.
Things are very cheap in Kano, making it an ideal state for all Corpers as they can save most of their allowance.
Most people that have served in Kano state claim the state is even better than Abuja and Akwa Ibom.
State Allowance: Kano state pay N4,000 as state allowance to Corps members serving in the state.
4. Ogun State
If you miss Lagos, don’t miss Ogun. The State shares borders with Lagos state, and it is among the best states to do your NYSC in Nigeria. If you ask people who served in Ogun, they will tell you how good the States is. In fact from Ogun to Lagos is about N250 for transportation.
Just like Lagos and Abuja, Ogun also has many opportunities for young graduates.
State Allowance: Ogun state pays N0.00 to Corps members serving in the State.
5. Plateau State
This is also among the best place to do your NYSC. You will live large and still have your savings. The standard of living in Plateau state is normal. You can also get things very cheap in Plateau.
If you are lucky enough to serve in the capital ‘Jos’, you might forget you home state forever because of too many goodies.
State allowance: The Corps members’s state allowance in plateau State stood at N0.00.
6. Akwa Ibom State
This is one State in Nigeria that many people desire to do their NYSC. If you serve in Akwa you will definitely fall in love with the place.
Akwa Ibom State pays state allowances to Corps members posted in the state.
State allowance: There was a time, the state allowance in Akwa-Ibom was N20,000. But now it is N5000, who knows if it will increase again.
7. Enugu State
This State cannot be left out from the list. The name Enugu is derived from an Igbo word ‘Enu-Ugwu’ meaning mountain top. This is because the state is on the top of a hill.
Enugu is a peacefully state, and the people in the state are very kind to strangers. If you are lucky to serve in Enugu capital or town, I bet you would never want to go back to your home state again. Enugu is the home of our NYSC info admin, Humphrey. You can connect with him if you find yourself in that State.
State allowance: Currently, Enugu pays N1000 to Corps members posted to towns, and N3500 to those posted to villages.
8. Rivers State
This is among the best state in Nigeria for NYSC. People that served in Rivers can testify that Rivers State worth to be mentioned on this list. If you serve in the State Capital, Port Harcourt, you might end up serving in a big oil company.
State allowance: River state pays N15,000 to Corps member posted in the state.
9. Cross River State
Calabar is the capital city of Cross River. Just like Rivers, Cross River is also an oil rich state with so many opportunities. You won’t regret serving in Cross River state.
State allowance: The NYSC State allowance in Cross River state is N0.00.
10. Osun State
The list will not be complete if we do not mention Osun State. Osun is one of the best states for NYSC. The state is good, peaceful, good electricity, and can turn your dream to reality.
State allowance: The Corps members’ State allowance in Osun is N5,000.
11. Anambra State
This State is another state you would like to serve. Corpers serving in Anambra state are among the highest paid in Nigeria.
State allowance: Anambra state Government pays Corpers up to N8,500, as state allowance. This makes Anambra one of the states in Nigeria that pay highest state allowee to Corpers.
Note: Our ranking of the top 10 best state for NYSC in Nigeria is based on the following factors.
- State Allowances
- Job Opportunities
- Corpers’ Testimonies
Note: Every state is good. We only listed the best. So, no matter where you are posted to, you can still make the best out of the state.