The monthly allowance of corp members has been increased N19,800 to N33,000, Bittertruth Media reports.
This was disclosed by Shuaibu Ibrahim, a brigadier general and the director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
A statement by the NYSC issued on Wednesday morning via Facebook indicates that the DG announced this during a working visit to the NYSC secretariat in Bauchi State.
He said the increase is in line with the new minimum wage approved by the federal government.
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”.