NYSC dismisses rumoured increase in stipends, says corps members still earn N19, 800


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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said the new minimum wage signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari has not changed the allowance of corps members from the current N19, 800.

The NYSC was reacting to a rumoured increase in monthly stipends of corps members to N31,800.

Commenting on the reports, a Deputy Director at the NYSC headquarters Abuja, Eddy Megwa, said there’s no step by the federal government to adjust the stipends.

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He said, “The NYSC does not pay corps members any sum of money directly as stipends but the federal government does. “Until the government is ready to implement the N30,000 minimum wage, we cannot say what corps members will earn for their service to the nation.

“Disregard any figure you find making the rounds on social media. When the federal government is ready, it will inform NYSC and we will announce it to corps members through official channels.”

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