The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members will recieve an increased allowance due to the minimum wage approval.
The Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has stated that serving corps members of the National Youth Service Corps will enjoy increased allowance as a result of the N30, 000 minimum wage from 2020.
However, the minister said that increase in the allowances earned by corps members have reflected in the 2020. The budget was recently passed by the National Assembly and announced nationwide.
Sunday Dare stated this during his visit to the orientation camp of the NYSC in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos state of Nigeria.
Moreover, he said that the over 350, 000 youth that pass through the NYSC yearly are essential to the success of any change agenda for the present and future generations.
“I have always advocate that Nigeria must invest in the youths. We at the Ministry are refocusing the development of our youths in terms of programming.”
“The Ministry has developed a programme called DY.NG. We want it to be a two month program that you would run during your service, after which you will have some level of certification. It will give you that added advantage beyond your degree,” Dare concluded.
He said the template is being set up in partnership with the NYSC Directorate and some of the digital skills to be learnt include data processing, cloud computing, app development.
The Minister also announced that he had enlisted all corps members across the country as Anti-Corruption Ambassadors to “spread the word, create awareness and make sure corruption does not thrive.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the NYSC, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has re-stated the zero tolerance of the scheme against mobilising unqualified graduates for National Service.
Above all, he said that the NYSC scheme would not relent in its efforts towards sanitising the mobilisation process. As the NYSC Act does not allow the scheme to mobilise unqualified graduates to participate in the service corps.
The DG however stated this in Jos, Plateau State of Nigeria while addressing Commanding Officers at the HQ 3 Division, Nigerian of Army.