Minister of Youth Opens Up On Increasing NYSC Members’ Allowance From N33K
The FG has said concerning the remuneration of youth corps members, it is looking at the holistic funding of the NYSC
The minister of youth, Jamila Bio-Ibrahim, said this on Sunday, February 4, while featuring on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics
Bio-Ibrahim stated that her ministry is not sure whether the Bola Ahmed Tinubu government will increase the monthly allowance of serving members of the NYSC
FCT, Abuja – Jamila Bio Ibrahim, Nigeria’s minister of youth, has said she is not certain if the federal government (FG) will increase the monthly allowance of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) or not.
Bio Ibrahim stated this while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics programme, on February 4.
With food inflation and increasing cost of living over the past months, there have been calls by young Nigerians serving in the NYSC scheme that the federal government raise their monthly allowance colloquially called, ‘alawee’.
Asked whether or not there are immediate plans by the Bola Tinubu administration to increase the monthly allowance of corps members on Sunday, February 4, the minister replied:
“We can’t say for sure. We all understand that resources are dwindling, even oil revenues are not as they used to be, but we will find innovative ways of ensuring that corps members’ welfare are well-taken of.”
Topnewstv.com.ng reports that corps members currently receive N33,000 as allowance, a development that was ratified in January 2020.
The purpose of the NYSC scheme is primarily to inculcate in Nigerian youths the spirit of selfless service to the community, and to emphasise the spirit of oneness and brotherhood of all citizens, regardless of cultural or social background.