The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has assured members of the scheme, that they will start receiving their allowances in accordance with the new minimum wage from next year.
He made these revelations recently when journalists reached out to him on the matter.
The NYSC boss said that the allowance of corps members was also being reviewed to reflect the new minimum wage of N30,000 per month by 2020 as it had been captured in the yet-to-be-assented appropriation bill.
“We’ve told our corps members that the allowance was captured in the 2020 Budget,” Mr Ibrahim said.
The budget was increased by lawmakers from N10. 33 trillion presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on October 8 to N10. 6 trillion.
“Once signed into law by Mr President, payment will commence.
“The Hon Minister of Youth and Sports Development reiterated this too when he addressed the Corp members in Lagos, ” said the NYSC boss.
Earlier in October, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, said the federal government was planning for the payment of the minimum wage to youth corps members.
He said the NYSC Director-General would provide details of the new allowance after the briefing from the Ministries of Finance and Youth and Social Development. Youth Corps members are currently being paid about N19800 monthly as allowance by the federal government.
The government had stated that, December 31st is the deadline for the payment of arrears on the minimum wage, following the approval for the N30,000 minimum wage by the federal government on April 18 this year.
The government and labour had reached an agreement on the consequential adjustment which had been a debated matter for some months.
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