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National Youth Service Corps NYSC says corps members allowance increase from N19k to N48,900 is a rumour

According to the NYSC, corps members allawee increase is nothing but a rumour.

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NYSC says allowance increase from N19k to N48,900 is a rumour

(Daily Post)

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The management of the National Youth Service Corps has reacted to the unconfirmed reports about corps members allowance increase.

On Monday, August 6, 2018,  a twitter handle, APC Newspaper, which claims to be a social media mouthpiece for the ruling party, All Progressive Congress announced that President Muhammdu Buhari has raised NYSC allowance to N49,800.

APC Newspaper says Buhari raises Corps members allowance to N49, 800. play

APC Newspaper says Buhari raises Corps members allowance to N49, 800.

(Twitter/ APC Newspaper)


This writer, however, tweeted at NYSC to confirm the credibility of the APC Newspaper's tweet about the allowance increase and @officialnysc replied saying it is a rumour.

Shortly after responding to the tweet that asked the agency to clear the air on the rumour @officialnysc immediately deleted the tweet.

NYSC says allowance increase from N19,800 to N48,900 is a rumour play

NYSC say allawee increase is a rumour

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Pulse also spoke NYSC official in Edo State about the rumoured allowance increase. The official who prefers to be anonymous however said he is not in the best position to confirm the increase in corps member allowance.

NYSC DG recently announced allowance increase

Recall that the Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure recently has reportedly said the Federal Government has already started the review of the NYSC corps members' allowance.

Good news, Corps members might be getting more money very soon play

Sulaiman Kazaure, the Director General, National Youth Service Corps informs Corps members about possible increase in their allawee

(Daily Post)


Kazaure said the NYSC received a letter from the Presidency through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development adding that the process to review the allowance of corps members had started.

The DG also said that the Presidency also copied the Ministry of Finance in the letter.

Kazaure announced this on Thursday, August 2, 2018, during a tour of the NYSC orientation camp in Abuja.

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