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FG Approves minimum wage plus 10% monthly Allowance For NYSC Members

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The Federal Government has approved the payment of N33,000 as a monthly allowance for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

The new approved payment for NYSC members is 10 percent above the new minimum wage of N30,000 which Federal and some state governments have started implementing following its approval last year.

The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, disclosed this during a session with some corps members at the service’s Bauchi State Secretariat, according to a statement the body issued on Wednesday morning via Facebook.

He said the increase was in line with the new minimum wage approved by the federal government.

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Ibrahim said provisions for the new allowance have been made in the 2020 budget and “payment would commence as soon as funds are released by the appropriate authorities”.

Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, also confirmed the increase on his Twitter handle, although he did not provide details.

In September, Ibrahim had hinted that the monthly allowance of corps members would be increased “immediately the federal government starts the payment of the new minimum wage”.

“Your monthly allowance would be increased immediately the Federal Government starts the payment of the new minimum wage to all public servants nationwide,” he said in an address delivered at the NYSC orientation camp in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.

“Efforts are in top gear at all levels to ensure adequate welfare for all corps members.”

President Muhammadu Buhari signed the new minimum wage bill into law in April 2019.