The National Youths Service Corps through it Director-General, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure has revealed plans by the Federal Government to review the allowances of Corps Members from N19,800.
Brig. Gen. Kazaure gave this revelation on Thursday while addressing the 2018 Batch ‘B’ Corps Members deployed to the Federal Capital Territory at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Kubwa, Abuja.
He said government is taking every necessary step towards reviewing Corps Members’ allowance.
If you recalled, President Muhammadu Buhari had during his 2015 campaign agenda promised to increase the allowances of NYSC Members if elected president of the Federation.
A source from the NYSC, however, told CALABAR REPORTERS that the new allowance would be N49,800; that is from the current N19,800 to a potential N49,800.
The pronouncement from the DG sparked excitement from the Abuja camp as he advises them more.
The NYSC Boss advised the Corps Members to, “seize the opportunity provided by the Scheme’s skill acquisition programme to empower yourselves to be self-reliant during and after the service year.
“You are the future leaders and our hope is in you,” the DG added.
He further charged them to be good ambassadors of the Scheme and their families with a call to ensure that Nigeria remains indivisible.
Kazaure also cautioned them against unnecessary journies and indecent dressing, adding that they should be security conscious at all times.
Earlier, the FCT Coordinator, Mallam Ballama Bello, informed the Director-General that the Corps Members had since acquainted themselves with the ideals of the scheme and that the Orientation Course was going on smoothly.
Meanwhile, the management of NYSC has also informed prospective members of 2018 Batch B registration. “This is to inform Prospective Corps Members who were newly uploaded and those that are yet to register, that Online Registration begins today, Monday 6th August to Friday 10th August, 2018.”