On Wednesday, Eddy Megwa the Deputy Director at the NYSC in the headquarters at Abuja, while speaking to news men stated that the federal government is yet to inform the Scheme of any increases in the stipends of serving corps members.
To this end the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has dismissed fallacies going viral on social media that serving corps members will be paid N31,800 as monthly stipends following the signing of the new minimum wage into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He focused on that however the NYSC does not pay corps members straightforwardly, the government will intimate the NYSC administrators regarding any increments before a stipend figure not the same as the current N19,800 is made accessible to people in general.
He said, “The NYSC does not pay corps members any sum of money directly as stipends but the federal government does. “Until the government is ready to implement the N30,000 minimum wage, we cannot say what corps members will earn for their service to the nation.
“Disregard any figure you find making the rounds on social media. When the federal government is ready, it will inform NYSC and we will announce it to corps members through official channels.”