NYSC DG Speaks On Increase Of Corps Members’ Allowance

The Director-general of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Zakari Kazaure, has reassured corps members of the upward review of their allowance.

But according to him, the increase would take effect with the new national minimum wage.

Speaking to the 2018 Batch B corps members on Tuesday at Bauchi State Orientation Camp in Wailo, Ganjuwa council, Kazaure said efforts were being made to increase the monthly allowance currently at N19,800.

The DG, who was represented by the scheme’s Director of General Duties, Habib Kurawa, commended corps members for the services they had been rendering to the country, especially in the area of education.

Bear in mind that he had last week said the President Buhari led Government has begun an upward review of the N19, 800 monthly allowance paid to corpers.


Corps Members have been warned to desist from unauthorized journeys which may put their lives at risk.

Kazaure gave this warning today while addressing the 2018 Batch “B” Corps Members at Ondo State Orientation Camp Ikare-Akoko and Ekiti State Orientation Camp in lse/Orun, Emure-Ekiti respectively.

He, however added that they must obtain necessary approval from the NYSC if it becomes compulsory for them to travel.

The NYSC Chief Executive said Management would not relent on its oars in ensuring the welfare and safety of Corps Members nationwide.

Kazaure, who expressed sadness over the recent ugly incident in Taraba State also warned the Corps Members to avoid partying outside their lodges.

He advised them to avoid lone movements and night travelling while he urged the female Corps Members to avoid indecent dressings.

“We don’t want to lose anyone of you. Avoid night parties, lone movements and be security conscious everywhere you go”, Kazaure added.

Speaking further, the Director-General said efforts are ongoing to increase Corps Members’ allowances but no amount has been fixed yet by the government.

Ondo State Coordinator, Mrs Grace Akpabio commended the Federal Ministry of Water Resources for the provision of a solar energy powered borehole.

She added that a total of 74 Corps Members on marital grounds, 164 on health grounds and about 62 pregnant and nursing mothers have been relocated from the Camp.

Ekiti State Coordinator, Mrs Emmanuella Okpongete said inadequate hall accommodation for Corps Members during lectures and other major activities remains a challenge for the Camp.

A total of 1,809 Corps Members comprising 1,109 males and 700 females were registered in Ekiti Camp.

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