Al-Makura approves new pay for corps members

tanko Al-Makura
Governor Tanko Umaru Al-Makura

Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa on Monday approved an upward review of the allowances of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members posted to the state.

Mr. Al-Makura announced this at the end of a three-week orientation for Batch C corps members held at the Majaji Dan –Yamusa, NYSC, orientation camp in Keffi.

In an address to the 1,782 corps members, Mr. Al-Makura said the allowance would be increased from N2, 000 to N5, 000 because of current economic situation in the country.

The governor urged the corps members to use the lessons gained during the orientation period to improve themselves, their host communities and the country at large.

Mr. Al-makura also urged the corps members to contribute to the state government’s effort at peace building.

He called on them to relate freely with members of their host communities and participate in the peace process initiated by the state government.

“The government strongly rejects out rightly the mischievous call for a state of emergency as being not only political but also unpatriotic”.

He gave the assurance that all necessary machineries had been put in place to ensure the security of both the corps members and all law-abiding citizens of the state. (NAN)


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  • Gbaa-m Okpana-eze

    You do well Mr. Governor. But I hope – since corps members have no industrial bargain power – that this increment will last beyond 2015? The extra N3, 000 in the face of harsh economic realities – like you rightly noted – fit change life o. Atleast this gesture rubs off slightly positively on the slaughter house that your State is gradually turning into.

  • 678

    All our corpers should be paid a fixed amount of N25000 regardless of area of discipline as this amount would help in great way to solving their financial problems.
    This is one way of helping our youths shun kidnapping and other societal vices that tend to endanger their lives. Money is the root of all evil.
    More money in the hands of our youth corpers will translate to more money in the hands of market women, and more money in circulation.