The National Youth Service Corps has addressed the fear of prospective corp members with regards a slash in their allowance.
According to some reports, NYSC allowance had been slashed by 25 per cent.
A statement by the spokesperson for the NYSC, Mrs. Abosede Aderibigbe, in Abuja, said the allowance of corps members remained N19,800 and was not reduced to N14,800.
She said, “The management of the NYSC hereby refutes the content of the mischievous information circulating in the social media to the effect that corps members’ allowance has been slashed by 25 per cent. In the first instance, the document quoted a ‘Brigadier General Bamidele Oluwami’, the purported NYSC Director-General, as the source of its information.
“The NYSC vehemently dissociates itself from this wicked falsehood meant to create confusion in the polity. The Director-General of the NYSC is Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure and he never made any comment as claimed by the brains behind the damaging publication.
“The management hereby categorically states that corps members’ allowance remains N19,800. For the avoidance of doubt, we unequivocally restate our unalloyed commitment to the welfare of all corps members at all times. Corps members and the public should therefore ignore this misleading information and go about their duties lawfully without fear.”