Federal Government says members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, will now earn the sum of N30,000 as their new monthly allowance following the Federal Government approved 30,000 minimum wage for its workers.
Zainab Ahmed, Nigeria’s Finance Minister, addressing journalists at the country’s capital, Abuja, said the Federal Government is still working out the modalities before the implementation of the new allowance for corps members.
Adding that the total sum of N649.434 billion was verified by the ministry as the outstanding balance to be refunded to the state governments.
“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,” Zainab said.