By Comrade Nnadi Goodluck
Dear NYSC Corps Members, when Federal Government will start paying the new Alawee (₦33,000 or more), shouldn’t bother you, do you know why???
Because, anytime they start paying, you’ll still receive the complete money.
For instance, if Federal Government decides to start paying the new Alawee from June 2019, you’ll receive the full money starting from April, when the President assented to the bill.
For example, ₦33,000 – ₦19,800 which is equals to ₦13,200 x 3 months (April, May and June), which is equals to ₦39,600.
You’ll be eligible to receive ₦39,600 in arrears.
2018 Batch B stream 1 and 2 shouldn’t worry about whether they will be paid or not, because they’re covered even if they pass out from the scheme, before the commencement of the payment of the new allowance.
You might be asking yourself how did Comrade know all these things, you shouldn’t worry because during Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan administration in 2011, he signed the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2011 on 16th March 2011, thus changing the salary of workers from ₦7,500 to ₦18,000 and subsequently changing the NYSC Alawee from ₦9,775 to ₦19,800.
But, after signing the bill into law in 2011, the Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan regime didn’t start paying the new allowance to NYSC Corps Members immediately, they waited till July 2011 before they started paying it.
Therefore, the 2010 Batch B Corps members that passed out on Thursday, 16th June 2011, were paid in arrears for complete 4 months, beginning from March, April, May and June 2011.
They received a total of ₦40,100 in arrears.
Nevertheless, we’re all hoping that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration should start paying the new Alawee from this month of April 2019.
-Comrade Nnadi Goodluck Donhacklord-