Minister for youth and sport, Sunday Dare and the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Ibrahim Shuaibu have led some corps members to the presidential villa to meet with the president and thank him, following the increment of their allowance from N19800 to N33000.
The corps members in their remarks, revealed that the new allowance brought tears of joy to them after it was implemented in January.
“The implementation in January, when we least expected it brought tears of joy to us as we had doubts about the promises earlier made. You have demonstrated that you are a loving and caring father committed to the welfare of his children,” a spokesman for the corps members said.
“The increase is a wake-up call to us to show more commitment to the affairs of our fatherland. We are great stakeholders in our collective determination of building a prosperous and united Nigeria, the future belongs to us,” they added.