The Federal Government is set to increase the monthly allowances of corps members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The Director General NYSC, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure has revealed plans by the FGto review the allowances of Corps Members.
Brigadier General Kazaure made the revelation earlier today while addressing the 2018 Batch ‘B’ Corps Members deployed to the FCT at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Kubwa.
He said government was taking necessary steps to review upward Corps Members allowance. he said;
“The FG is working to increase your monthly allowances. Therefore, wherever you find yourselves,conduct yourself well, be good ambassador of your family, the scheme and the nation.”
“We received a letter from the presidency, that is, ministry of youth and sport, copied the ministry of Finance that shows that the corps allowance will be reviewed upward, it is in the pipeline.”
The NYSC Boss advised the corps members to seize the opportunity available by the scheme’s skill acquisition programme to empower themselves to be self-reliant during and after the service year. ‘‘You are the future leaders and our hope is in you’’ the DG added.
He charged them to be good ambassadors of the scheme and their families with a call to ensure that Nigeria remains indivisible.
Brigadier General Kazaure then cautioned them against unnecessary journies and indecent dressing, adding that they should be security conscious at all times.
Earlier, the FCT Coordinator, Mallam Ballama Bello Birniwa, informed the Director General that the Corps Members had since acquainted themselves with the ideals of the scheme and that the Orientation Course was going on well.