NYSC TALKS ON INCREASING CORP MEMBERS ALLOWANCE – GIVES INSIGHTFUL UPDATES.
The National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) has told corps members to exercise patience regarding the N30,000 increment of corps members allowance.
The national Youth Service Corp Director General, Shuaibu Ibrahim posited that the scheme is yet to receive any directive from the federal government on the payment of N30,000.
The Director General made the disclosure during a media chat on Thursday in Abuja.
“On the minimum wage, I cannot make any pronouncement because it is ongoing. The moment it is transmitted to NYSC, we will make it known to the corps members and the general public”.
The national youth service corp also talked about fake graduates coming for mobilization, that they will be handed over to the police for prosecution.
The Director General stated that fake graduates are liable to two or three years imprisonment after prosecution
He said that a Corp producing institution will be sanctioned if it indulges in such act.
“Let me make it clear to every prospective corp member that any person who presents fake certificate in an attempt to get mobilised for service will be handed over to the security agencies for prosecution. We are seriously working on those fake corps members. They will be arrested and prosecuted,” he said.
“If I show you their papers, you will feel very sad. Some people have asked me if NYSC has the power to crosscheck the certification of graduates, I said no, but we have the power to ensure that unqualified Nigerians are not mobilised for service”.
Speaking on the increment of corps member allowance, Mr Ibrahim said the process is still ongoing and will make it known to corp members when the federal government gives the go ahead for the payment of N30,000 to corp members as their monthly allowance.