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NYSC: Pay corp members N50,000 monthly – Fayose tells FG

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-Gov Fayose wants corps members monthly allowance increased from N19,800 to N50,000.

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has advocated for an increase in the monthly allowance of Corps members in the country from N19,800 to N50,000.

He made the appeal to the federal government in Ise Ekiti during the closing ceremony of the orientation course of the 2017 batch “A” stream 2.

The Governor spoke through his  Commissioner for Information, Youths and Sports;Lanre Ogunsuyi and said: “Nigerians must collectively join me to mandate the federal government to increase the allowance from N19,800 to N50,000.

“On our part, the Ekiti government will provide all the necessary support for the Corps members to make their service year memorable in the state.

Meanwhile, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) State Coordinator, Ukagha Eze, charged the corps shun corruption and any other societal vice.

“I want to charge all Corps members to always see themselves as leaders of tomorrow and stay away from corruption during and after the service year,” she said.

On the security of Corps members, the Permanent Secretary State Ministry of Information, Kola Ajumobi assured corps members deployed to the state of safety in their national assignment.

“Ekiti State is the most peaceful state in Nigeria, Corps members can tour the 16 local governments of the state any time they like, they are very safe,” he said.

Recall that corps members’ allowance was increased by former president Goodluck Jonathan in July 2011, from N9,775 to N19,800.

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