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You are yet to Pay our Arrears – Corps Members Tell NYSC DG

Corps members have once again reminded the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim to pay their arrears.

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It is worthy to note that President Muhammadu Buhari signed N30,000 minimum wage into law on Thursday 18th April, 2019.

The minimum wage law was not immediately implemented, which necessitates the payment of arrears to workers including Corps members.

When the minimum wage law was fully implemented in January, 2020, civil servants were paid arrears, but Corps members were left out.

However, the NYSC DG, on several occasions clarified that there is no arrears for Corps members. Reacting to this, a Corps member, identified as John Matthias said:

“We will take this as a breach to democracy because paying in arrears is an agreement reach out between the federal government and the labour that arrears would be paid as soon as the national minumum wage is fully implemented.

“I don’t know why the federal government is too adamant about this but to say the truth Director General should open up to federal government about the non payment of our entitlements.”

Corps members expected the NYSC DG to fight over their arrears as the head of the scheme, which he obviously not doing.

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Also, Corps members reminded the NYSC DG that Federal Government paid arrears to Corps members during the Former president Jonathan’s administration.

“What about the indices of President Ebere Goodluck? Didn’t he pay arrears? Why are we over flogging issues to the detriment of the public due for their commensurate profit,” Artman Godwin said.

Another Corps member, Abdullah Ogacheko, on social media said:

“No going back, agitation for arrears continue until BUHARI AND NYSC DG pay us. If they fail to pay, our pray is that they will experience strange visit. Who knows how coronavirus came.

“GOODLUCK paid, and Buhari goverment should not be exceptional. DG I advise you to meet with BUHARI and change the idea of not paying copers arrears, since the increment affected them they deserve to be paid.”

If you have anything to say about the Corps members’ arrears, you can use the comment section below.

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  1. Abubakar Yahaya

    April 26, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    U see during our own time no Corona various, we pay our service with out any selfishness.. some od us in the sun , some in the rain from different locations across the nation… Tied less together with government personal some school it only corpers that has the pariority to conduct the students… We even use our own capital to upper our services for that we don’t have to left behinds, we areseeking government favor to fulfill it promise…. We are it children and leaders of tomorrow we’ll surely act The way we been traits of either Right or wrong.

  2. PAUL PREBOYE

    April 25, 2020 at 11:22 am

    I think for me,we should report this matter to appropriate authorities who can help us, with this serious matter on ground. Since the DG is not ready to help us.

  3. Falalu Muhammad Tukur

    April 24, 2020 at 12:19 am

    Unemployment is the major cause of illegal acts including drug Abuse, Arm robery, kidnerping and so on. Paying courpers arrears will surely reduce the level of unemployment because it’s source of capital to start a small scale business.

  4. PRECIOUS

    April 14, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Please I beg the FG to pay us our arrears to enable us start a little business so that our SAED lecture we received will not be in vain.

  5. Safiyanu mu'azu

    April 11, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Government should pay corps members their arreas so as to eradicate the high rate of unemployment.

  6. Rofiat

    April 11, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    They are going to pay am sure of that

  7. Idris Effiong

    April 11, 2020 at 9:17 am

    What I still don’t understand is why the DG NYSC is taking the side of not paying arrears to Corp members.
    claiming they are not civil servant is not good idea, because it was minimum wage that was increased not civil servant wage.
    Please, let him look into this arrears issue and fight for his children.

  8. Balqis

    April 10, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Maybe FG did nt know dat paying this arrears is a way of empowering the youth. U ask us to go for SAED, what do u expect us to start the skill we acquire with after service? As fingers are not equal…I believe this will reduce high rate of unemployment.

    • Balqis

      April 10, 2020 at 10:02 pm

      *…the youths

    • Abubakar Yahaya

      April 26, 2020 at 2:52 pm

      You are very correct sister balqis…
      Paying the ex corps members arreas is the most generous duty that hang in the Nick of federal government to fulfill it promise.. although it will enhance the graduate to start something good with which government it self will be proud up… In different locations over the nation.

  9. Reuben

    April 10, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Federal Government should endeavor to settle up the arrears owing Corp Members. It’s their entitlement. most of these Corp Members are yet to be gainfully employed.

  10. Atagya Benjamin Terkimbi

    April 10, 2020 at 11:15 am

    To me,I expected FG by now to comeout and address us proper on our arrears issue, so that we should know when they’re going to be pay,I believe that the NYSC corps members arrears is something that FG cannot hesitate to,because in 2011 under former president Dr.Goodluck Ebele Jonathan administration, he paid all corps members their arrears. And again I want to appeal to our Able, Intelligent, Gallantry NYSC DG to talk with Mr. President Muhammadu Buhari concerning our arrears.
    God bless Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    Atagya Ben’tex

    • Eugene Emejor

      April 21, 2020 at 8:52 am

      Really,I must appreciate PMB’s Administration for the positive adjustment in minimum wage.

      However, it’s pitiably sad that the same PMB’s Administration finds it difficult to take dressing from the previous administration; If it can pay Others, what’s wrong with paying Corps members arrears?

      Who’s misleading the NYSC DG to thinking that Corps Members aren’t civil servants? Who’s a civil servant? Aren’t we rendering civil service to our nation? Does the Public Officers Protection Act not apply to us?
      Are Public Officers enjoying the increment in minimum wage and by implication, the arrears? If yes, why then are we excluded from enjoying same?

      What’s wrong with our Government?🤔

      If the Government is oblivious of the trite fact that arrears must be paid to Government’s salaried earners to conform with the increment in the minimum wage, it should apply precedent; let it look at the past records of the previous Administration in respect of arrears payment and apply same.

      Make dem try learn na🙄

  11. Anonymous

    April 10, 2020 at 11:07 am

    I have this payment of areas in mind if they are not doing anything let’s go to Abigail after this convid 19

  12. Mohammed, Yusuf Nadabo.

    April 10, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Please & please President MOHAMMADU BUHARI you ought to knows that most of these corps members were jobless after the completion of their 1year national services,while some went back to university (e.g me)for the continuation of their studies I.e MSc, PGD, PhD e.t.c.it’s those money that mostly depends upon. Please DG NYSC it’s ur responsibilities to reasons with his Excellency MUHAMMAD BUHARI to pay these arrears. His administration should not be exceptional.

  13. Charles Tallest

    April 10, 2020 at 6:52 am

    DG should help the corps member in discussing about the arrears with FG is very important, why….it’s give motivation and keeps morale high.

  14. Prince

    April 10, 2020 at 6:10 am

    A word is enough for the wise one, if they fail to pay corps members their arrears, strange things will keep on visiting them like that of Corona virus.

  15. Gbemisola

    April 10, 2020 at 12:57 am

    Imagine what our federal government representative is telling us that no arrears whereas other labour were paid .since they know that why the increment?
    They should do the needful because we are entitled to it.

  16. Theresa Jackson

    April 10, 2020 at 12:38 am

    Please DG pay us our arrears
    We’re waiting to received thank you

  17. Rilwanu Lawal

    April 9, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Telling the truth to make some one cry is better then telling the lie and make some one happy,, you always advice corps members they shld for wait for governments to give them job’s, so Pls and Pls you have to pay the arrears so that to start small business

  18. Koko Asuquo

    April 9, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    The payment of arrears to the Corp members shouldn’t be over emphasize,this is because the previous Administration did it without much agitation.please pay our arrears! It constitutional

  19. Batur Michael

    April 9, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    The corps members arrears is long overdue, NYSC DG and PMB should fasten the payment. This is none negotiable.

  20. Saheed

    April 9, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Am saheed by name i want the DG and the federal government should try their best and pay ex corpers arrears cause up till now most of 2018/19 are still struggling to survive.. God bless Nigeria

  21. Aliyu abubakar abubakar

    April 9, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    The federal government should make an appropriate arrangements and pay us our arrears we have work for it so they should pay us if not we will protest

  22. Simonpeter

    April 9, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    We dont have much to say than to tell FG to pay us our arriers.
    Goodluck did it and Bihari also can do it, this morning we are talking about is not up to our senator just one sitting allowance. We all no that there is no work in this country and as such they Nysc has introduced saed to enable us to become self reliance after service, and as such, if they pay the arrier, some of us who already has a busines idea can start from there….FG help our future if really una consider us as leader of tomorrow

  23. Chimezie Amarachi Akudo

    April 9, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Biko!
    FG and our honourable Gen.Shaibu please pay us our arrears ooooo we plead with you🙏🙏🙏

  24. charles peter

    April 9, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Non payment of corpers arrears is the greatest corruption in Nigeria’s democracy. Corp members should be paid their arrears. I don’t know why Buari led administration should not pay Corp members their arrears. Where is the integrity if you failed to do what you should do? Please Corp members should be paid their arrears. Youths are the leaders of tomorrow.

  25. Abdul Usaini

    April 9, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    To me, arrears should be paid to corps members even if the former government did not pay, after all they paid, this recent government claim to bring change to Nigerians particular getting the youths to atleast have something to do, so that they will not rely on government for enployment. I urge the DG to please try his possible best to make sure the corps members receive their arrears, I assure you it will be part of his achievement during his stay in the office.

  26. Utough peter

    April 9, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    What we are saying is federal government DG should pay our arrears Good Ebele Jonathan did. This is democracy by selection and our state of minds are not good with Buhari and DG at all. Please DG tell Buhari to pay our arrears. There is no going back

  27. Victory

    April 9, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Yes,the government should pay corp members their arrears. Since they paid the minimum wage they should also pay the arrears. At least the DG should do his work and not be adamant to this.

  28. Tunde

    April 9, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    I see no reason why they will not pay that money, there is a lot that the cop member will use that money for.

  29. Hassan Hammed Olamilekan

    April 9, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    They are only playing politics and shifting responsibility. Let’s d core lawyer amidst us stand call for this in the court.

  30. John Noble

    April 9, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    I’m John Noble,With due respect to the DG NYSC, I wish to remind you sir, that we are entitle to arrears and to remind you that in 2011 under President Goodluck, Corps Members got their arrears paid with the same minimum wage law, sir why is your tenure different.

    Sir, we urge you to do the needful by ensuring that our arrears are paid.

    Thank you and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

    John Noble.

  31. Sadis

    April 9, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    As we are all aware of the fact that,this government is regarded as corruption free government,if it really like that,I suggest the Federal government should do the possible best to see that Corp members arrears are well paid,only if the government is fighting corruption.

  32. Prince

    April 9, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    This arrears will go a long way for us ex-corpers, some of us need dat moneyto start a business, some need it to pay debt, some need it to learn hand work, some need it so dey can look for job effectively like going to different states for interviews or more, some need it so de wil have something to fall back to if d need arise. After service is when d main life starts. Especially for us still looking for jobs.

  33. Agweda Gilbert Uwaize

    April 9, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    The Director General (DG) and Federal Government of Nigeria should deem it wise to pay us arrears…
    It will be unfair to denied us our entitlement.

    • Agweda Gilbert Uwaize

      April 9, 2020 at 4:40 pm

      It will be proper if the DG and Federal Government of Nigeria should pay us our arrears pls

  34. Odagwe

    April 9, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Pay our arrears, we worked for it and we deserve our pay. Many of us took risk just to serve the nation. You didn’t provide jobs for us, please give us what we worked for.

  35. Oshinubi OLUWATOMISIN

    April 9, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    You have spoken well bro…Let keep pressing on it i believe dey will get frustrated to pay one day d DG is sleeping on this note.

  36. Elaigwu James Amali

    April 9, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Our arrears should be paid 19A and other corps member what can of system is this? Government should do the right thing, it is our right we served the country well. The Administration should practice what they preach.

  37. Baba oja

    April 9, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    It’s pity we find ourselves in a country with abnormal settings,it was stated clearly that corps allowance is tagged with minimum wage,then what happened to corp members that arrears paid to, when you have inactive leader the followers will for it, General you are too dull for my liking

  38. Hamisu

    April 9, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Please, Mr.DG convince the FG on the need to pay corp members their arrears. The money will help a lot in this trying time. Thank you

  39. Thompson Musa

    April 9, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    If there is no arrears for corpers, why did nysc paid 2019 A 33,000 for the month of April instead of 19800?

  40. Yusuf Muhammad Isah

    April 9, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    It’s really disheartened to hear that arrears are no longer guaranteed to ex-corps members, because it happened during goodluck, why not mighty buhari? we’re tired of this blackmailed from government aides like DG.

  41. Hassan Abdulrahman

    April 9, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Please on a serious note, the DG should raise the motion before PMB and let them pay corpers their entitlement,if not there will be no justice and peace.

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