The Federal Government has announced the increase of its monthly allowance given to members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to from N19,800 to N30,000.

This development was disclosed by Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Thursday in Abuja during a press conference where she added that the total sum of N649.434 billion was verified by the ministry as the outstanding balance to be refunded to the state governments.”

She, however, made it known that the Federal Government is still working out modalities before the implementation of the new allowance for corps members.

Mrs Zainab Ahmed said, “The other aspect that should be clear is that there is an increase for the NYSC as well because NYSC, by its Act, is designed that they earn the minimum wage.”

“So, NYSC allowance also has to increase to N30, 000. So, I cannot give you projections right now because the negotiations are not yet concluded.”

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