Over the last few days unconfirmed reports flying around indicated that the Federal Government may have increased ‘Corpers Allawee’ to around N38,000 from N19,800 but Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Nnamdi Okore Affia yesterday dashed any such hopes as he said there is no plan to increase the corps members’ monthly allowance.
Addressing the 2013 Batch A corps members deployed to Katsina State, General Affia said “to be honest with you there is no plan to increase your monthly allowance; all you have heard is nothing but rumours.
“If there is such plan I must be the first person to know but as far as I am concerned there is no official plan to increase your allowance; even if the plan is on the pipeline, it has not reach my level. Your monthly allowance is still N19, 800,” he stressed.
Genral Affia then urged the corps members to respect the religion and culture of their host community, saying “you should understand very well the dos and don’ts of your host community.”