Truth you must know about Corps Members’ Arrears

NYSC DG is a good man, don’t misinterpret him. Here are the truths you must know about Corps Members’ Arrears.

In our previous post, we had reported that NYSC DG said there is no arrears for Corps members. Following this report, many people have misinterpreted the Director General of the National Youth Service (NYSC).

Truth you must know about Corps Members' Arrears

It’s unfortunate that some graduates do not read in between the lines before jumping into conclusion. The NYSC DG is a good man. He loves his Corps members and wants arrears to be paid to them more than anyone else.

However, the DG is not the one paying Corps members’ allowance, so his hands are tied. He was actually explaining that ‘no money has been approved to pay corps members arrears’, therefore no arrears for Corps members.

NYSC allowance was captured in the 2020 budget of the Scheme, payable with effect from January this year, which therefore precludes the payment of arrears.

“Corps Members are not civil servants, they are on National Service and the commencement date for the payment of the increment of their allowance is January 2020 which the Federal Government has started”, he said.

So, from this statement, the DG was explaining that NYSC allowance was captured in 2020 budget, “payable with effect from January 2020”. And that Corps members are on National Service, not Civil Service.

The minimum wage that President Buhari signed into law in April was for civil servants.

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Meanwhile, the commencement date for the payment of the increment of Corps members’ allowance is in January 2020 which actually started in January, 2020.

We think, it’s left for the Federal Government to tell us if Corps members’ allowance was part of what was signed into law in April.

Thanks to the NYSC DG, he is a good man by making it clear to all of us. He cannot pay what is not given to him.

Now, we know the truth. The best we can do is to negotiate with President Muhammadu Buhari. We need to make him understand that many Corps members need the minimum wage arrears to survive.

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Updated: February 24, 2020 — 3:26 pm

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  1. Don’t understand the benefit of this write-up. Are you guys trying to redeem the image of the DG which has already been dented? If so, you effort is fruitless.
    The DG is a puppet to this fucking administration. Take it or you leave it.

  2. may Allah help us

  3. Seriously he need to read in between the lines if he actually knows what it means whether they accept it or not that statement made by the DG was in favour of the government and not in any way helping the corps members

  4. Abdulrahman Abubakar

    NYSC DG.
    It was unfortunate that we could not be consider for arrears and others due at the moments of expecting them.
    We look forward in hearing from govt for the payments.

  5. Maazi Osondu Ominyi

    Corps members were paid their minimum wage arrears under GEJ, though they are not civil servants. We need the money to survive. We have done all we could for our dear country.

  6. But during the time of formal presidency before arrears was paid after the increase of allowance

  7. Mr Humphrey you need to go through your previous article in between lines to enable you come up with a better interpretation of the article other than this for it seems you are among the graduates who cannot read and comprehend English articles of such.

  8. WHEN MINIMUM WAS APPROVED BY FORMER PRESIDENT GOODLUCK DURING HIS OWN TIME, HE PAID THE APPEARS TO THE CORP MEMBERS. WHY THIS GOVERNMENT DIDNOT WANT TO PAID US THE APPEARS. AND NOW THEY ARE SAYING WE ARE NOT A CIVIL SERVANTS. IF I MAY ASK, WHAT ARE WE NOW BE IN THE HANDS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

  9. Now, we know the truth. The best we can do is to negotiate with President Muhammadu Buhari. We need to make him understand that many Corps members need the minimum wage arrears to survive.
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    so let me understand…
    we here is who? cos as far as I am concerned this is not the truth. it is not the truth he told batch A in camp when they were in camp that once the minimum wage is increased they will be beneficiaries and it was passed into law in 2019 April. I was in camp when he came and told us, we are involved (were we civil servants then?). Hold ur peace in trying to make the man look like he has our interest at heart.
    Secondly u said we should negotiate with the president. I ask again, who is we? me serving in the creeks of bayelsa or me that finished service in 2019? who is the we? if our DG cannot negotiate with the federal govt, who are we? We don’t have a union that will stand up for us, the so called entity we are under has denied us. who are we that will go and negotiate with the president? honestly if u have nothing useful let it rest. we have been scammed by NYSC and Federal govt, we are Nigerians and can live with it

    1. The man is looking for favour, Nigerians that can see black and say it’s sparkling White

    2. I’m fed up with this polishing news.
      If DG can’t express himself very well, let him learn to keep quiet and get a spokesman for himself.
      Rubbish!

  10. WHO ever denied our arrears and December allowance God will punish them.

  11. We are not civil servant but we are Nigerians, and any right thinking person knows that we deserved this arrears. If they don’t have money to pay us, where did they got money to paid the so called civil servant? Record had it that during President Umaru Musa yar’adua he paid the arrears.

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