"No Confirmed Allawee Increase Yet,Pending Minimum Wage Approval", NYSC clarifies

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has issued a statement to address recent speculations surrounding an increase in the allowance for Corps Members. Contrary to rumors, however, the NYSC acknowledges the possibility of adjustments if the minimum wage is raised.

"No Confirmed Allawee Increase Yet,Pending Minimum Wage Approval", NYSC clarifies

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has issued a statement to address recent speculations surrounding an increase in the allowance for Corps Members. Contrary to rumors, there has been no official approval for such an increment.

However, the NYSC acknowledges the possibility of adjustments if the minimum wage is raised.

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In a press release signed by Eddy Megwa fnipr, the Director of Information and Public Relations, the NYSC expressed concern over misrepresentations by some members of the press during the recent visit of NYSC Director General, Brigadier General YD Ahmed, to the Ogun State Orientation Camp in Sagamu.

The statement read, ,” Management has observed with dismay, the misrepresentation of facts by some Members of the press during the visit of NYSC Director General, Brigadier General YD Ahmed to Ogun State Orientation Camp in Sagamu, yesterday."

"For clarity sake, General Ahmed while addressing Corps Members said it is expected that they would benefit from the minimum wage when it is approved, he did not say the President has approved any increment in Corps Members' allowance.”

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General Ahmed clarified that while Corps Members are expected to benefit from any future minimum wage increase, he did not announce any immediate raise in their allowance. The NYSC urges journalists to report accurately to avoid unnecessary anxiety among stakeholders. 

During his oversight functions at the Orientation periods, the Director General addressed Corps Members on various topics, including patriotism, entrepreneurship, security awareness, and community development. These discussions aim to equip young people for leadership roles in society.