NYSC Allowance. How much is NYSC Members paid in the new administration? How does federal government Nigeria want to start paying NYSC members? How much is NYSC allowance now? These are an important question to ask.
It might interest you to know that NYSC as an abbreviation or National Youth Service Corp at an expression did not appear in any paragraph in the manifestos in the immediate past electioneering campaign.
The Federal Government has increased the monthly allowance of members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) to N30,000. This was disclosed by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Thursday, in Abuja, during a media briefing on the activities of her ministry. According to the minister, with the recent minimum wage bill signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, corps members will no longer earn N18,000 monthly.
She, however, noted that the Federal Government is still working out practicalities before the implementation of the new allowance for corps members. “The financial implications have been worked out by the presidential committee that was set up and they have submitted their report to the President and the President has directed the report to us,” she said.
“We have looked at the report and what we are working on now is how we can finance the new minimum wage.
“The total financial implications will be determined after negotiations. The negotiation will determine what every other staff that is above the minimum wage will get. It could be a flat amount or a progression.
“The other aspect that should be clear is that there is an increase for the NYSC as well because NYSC, by its Act, is designed that they earn the minimum wage.
“So, NYSC allowance also has to increase to N30, 000. So, I cannot give you projections right now because the negotiations are not yet concluded,” she added.
Corp members still managed this meeker pay despite changes in prices of good and services across the country.
How Much Do NYSC Members Collect Every Month
This is a very complex question and it does not have a clear answer. Apart from the federal allowance of N19,800, many corp members may get other forms of payment from their place of primary assignment – depending on their course of study, ppa and location.
Pay Per Course of Study
For instance, a corp member who is a medical doctor in a teaching hospital may receive nothing less than N150-200 per month along with the N19,800 Federal Allowance.
Same with a corp member who is an engineer working in Agip, Mobil or Chevron. They monthly pay cannot be the same with a corp member who is a classroom teacher in one remote village like that.
Pay Per Location
It’s obvious that some States in Nigeria pays better than others, while some do not even pay a dime. States like Akwa Ibom pays the highest (N10,000 per month), followed by Lagos, Enugu, Oyo and Sokoto State.
See the List of NYSC State Allowance here in Nigeria
1. Akwa Ibom State Pays N10,000 every month plus Federal allowance of N19,800
2. Lagos state Pays N15,000 and sometimes N10,000 to corpers in ministries and N5000 to those in LGA.
3.Sokoto State pays N4,000 and N9,000 to those in state hospital plus Federal allowance of N19,800
4.Enugu State Pays N10,000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
5.Oyo State Pays N3,800 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
6.Osun State Pays N5,000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
7.Kano State Pays N4,000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
8.Borno State Pays N1,000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
9.Niger State Pays N6,000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
10.Yobe State Pays N2,500 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
11. Bayelsa Pays N3,000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
12. Ekiti state Pays N5,000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
13. Ogun State Pays N5,000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
14. Delta States Pays N5,000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
15. Bauchi State Pays N1,250 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
16.Cross River State Pays N3,090 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
17.Zamfara State Pays N3,000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
18.Abia State Pays N5,000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
19.Imo State Pays N2,000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
20.Taraba state Pays N10,000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
21. Kaduna State Pays 3000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
22. Jigawa State Pays 10,000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
23. Kano State Pays 10,000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
24. Nassarawa State Pays 3,000 plus Federal allowance of N19,800
25. Porthacourt Has not yet paid corpers for the past 5 years
Other Sources of Income for Corp Members
There are very many other sources of income for corp members, but the accessibility of these income sources depends on the creativity level of the corp member in question.
Corp members has ample time to do other menial works on part time bases to bring in more income for daily survival in strange land. We will soon outline those most popular opportunities for corp members.
For now, they still manage the N19,800 given to them by the FG. We will notify everyone when there is increase.
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NYSC allowance should be raised to N50,000 – Fayose
Ayodele Fayose, the Governor of Ekiti State has called on the Federal Government to review the monthly allowance currently paid to members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC.
Corps members across the country receive a monthly stipend of N19, 500.
The Governor wants the money to be increased to N50, 000.
He said the current allowance was no longer able to sustain corps members under the current economic situation in the country.
The governor, while addressing corps members on Saturday during a tour of the NYSC orientation camp at Ise-Emure, decried the deplorable condition of the camp and promised immediate the release of N20 million naira for the renovation of the camp.
Fayose challenged the Federal Government to live up to its responsibility by coming out to tackle headlong, the challenges confronting NYSC, adding that the welfare of corps members should be a priority.
He pledged his constant support for the scheme and encouraged the corps members to be determined to break the jinx of poverty by being diligent.
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