Goodnews For Corpers As Governor Increases Allowance. The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has announced the increment of monthly allowance of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state from N5,000 to N15,000.
The governor made this known today during his visit to the NYSC camp at Iseyin in Oyo State.
Excited corp members all went into a jubilant mood.
The governor made this known on Thursday during his visit to the NYSC camp at Iseyin in Oyo State, and this put the corp members in a jubilant mood as seen in a video.
Makinde later announced on his Twitter handle, saying: “We visited the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp at Iseyin this evening.
I also told them we would increase their allowance from N5,000 to N15,000.
“I also shared with them how it was during my national youth service in Port Harcourt that I got a job and met and married my lovely wife, @iamominini.
So, I am an example of how the national youth service could foster national integration. I wished them the best for the future.”
Makinde had earlier in 2019 increased the monthly allowance of corps members from N4, 000 to N5, 000, during an induction programme organized for the 2019 Batch ‘B’ Streams I & II corps members posted to the state civil service.
Calls for the scrapping of the NYSC scheme have recently made front pages following a move by a federal lawmaker, Awaji-Inombek Abiante to sponsor a bill to repeal the National Youth Service Corps Act.
Thus defeating one of the objectives of setting up the service corps i.e. developing common ties among the Nigerian youths and promote national unity and integration,” the lawmaker argued.