There is a strong indication that the NYSC Corps members allowance will be increased to N30,000 (the minimum wage) soonest.
After the federal government approved the N30,000 minimum wage, some National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have been asking whether their monthly allowance, which is currently N19,800, will be increased to at least the new minimum wage.
But from the look of things, the government through the minister of finance, Mrs Zainab Usman said that the corp members will see an increase in their monthly allowance in line with the minimum wage:
“…what we are working on now is how we can finance it
“Apart from the increase of the minimum wage from N18,000 to N30, 000, there is also consequential adjustment that we have to negotiate with the labour unions.
“The total implication of that would be worked out only after the negotiations and that would involve determining how much increase every other staff that is above the minimum wage would get.
“…it is clear is that there would be an increase for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as well because by the Act they should earn at least the minimum wage and the NYSC also has to increase to that N30,000.
“…because we have not done the negotiation with labour, I cannot give you the details of what we are projecting because it is simply on projections, at the end of the day, it is what we agree with labour that will be the amount that is due.”
So from the look of things, the NYSC corps members should be hopeful of additional N10,200 to their monthly allowances.
Via daily post