After much clamour to scrap the NYSC scheme, the Federal Government has finally made an applaudable move in line with its promises to review the NYSC scheme with the aim of improving the welfare of the national youth corpers. In a statement made publicly via a news feature on NTA News on Monday night, the Director General of Nigeria’s National Youth Service Corps announced that the monthly salary for corpers around the country has been increased to about N19,800.
This represents an increase of about 103% from the previous monthly rate of about N9,775. The announcement was made following approval from President Goodluck Jonathan and it is said that the new rate would apply from March 2011. Hence those who would have passed out after the March new date would be paid their arrears.