By Gladys Nweke
The recent increase in the allowance of serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has elicited excitement among Nigerians especially on the social media. The news has also got a twisted version which says ex-NYSC members will be paid arrears.
However, the management of the NYSC has got some bad news for former Corpers who are hoping to benefit from the increase in a disclaimer to that report, the NYSC has released a press statement on the matter below.
”The attention of the Management of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme has been drawn to a false story purported to have emanated from the Director – General of the Scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim to the effect that Corps Members would receive arrears as a fall out of the recent pay raise given to them by the Federal Government which has been roundly appreciated by Corps Members and Nigerians.”
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Indeed, the fulfillment of the promise of the increment by the Federal Government is borne out of utmost concern for the welfare of our patriotic youths and commencement date is January 2020 as budgeted in the 2020 fiscal year.
Therefore, Corps members and members of the public are hereby advised to disregard the purported breaking news from the DG NYSC, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, announcing the payment of various sums of money as arrears to ex – Corps Members of 2018 batches and serving Corps members of 2019 batches.
Kindly verify information from the NYSC official platforms or the State Secretariat.