FG TO INCREASE CORPS MEMBERS MONTHLY ALLOWANCE TO THIRTY THOUSAND NAIRA
Written by thereachfm on May 20, 2019
The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, says the National Youth Service Corps members will earn the new minimum wage of N30,000 as allowance.
Ahmed disclosed this while speaking to journalists in Abuja.
The one-year compulsory scheme was established in 1973 by former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, after the Nigerian civil war in 1973 in a bid to reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the country.
It was designed for young graduates within the country and in the Diaspora, between the ages of 18 and 30 for national service.
The administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 increased the stipend from N7,500 to N19,800.