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Corps Members protest non payment of 11 – months state allowances in Nasarawa.

Terhemen Abua.
About 3,000 members of the 2016/ 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 Youth Corps Members and their counterparts in stream II, all of whom are serving in Nasarawa State, Monday staged a protest over the non – payment of their 11- month state allowances promised by the state government.
The protest, which began at 10am, started from NYSC state secretariat along Kwandere Road, Lafia East Development Area of the state, to Shendam Road, Lafia, and terminated at the entrance gate of the Government House, Lafia, at about 12noon.
It was learnt that a list containing the names of Batch ‘B’ corps members was allegedly
submitted by NYSC management in the state to officials of the state Ministry of Education for confirmation and onward submission to the Ministry of Finance, but the list was allegedly rejected.
A source said the Ministry of Education initially rejected the list claiming workers were on strike; but after the strike action, the ministry rejected the list again, thereby leaving Batch ‘B’ corps members unpaid.
Addressing the aggrieved corps members, the state coordinator of NYSC, Zainab Isah, said the commissioner of education, Aliyu Tijani was to blame, adding that the management of NYSC sent the list of the affected corps members on time, but the commissioner advised the NYSC management to hold on, as the ministry was yet to finish the payment of Batch ‘A’ Stream 1.
Zainab, who maintained her innocence, condemned the development, adding that officials of the state ministry of education wanted to pay in cash, instead of crediting the bank accounts of the corps members directly.
In his response, Education Commissioner, Tijani, blamed the NYSC management, saying they didn’t send the list on time.
He said the state government had already paid the allowances of all the corps members whose names were officially submitted to the Ministry of Education.
Corps members who spoke with on condition of anonymity, said Governor Umaru Tanko Al – Makura had promised, during the passing out of the three – week orientation camp, to pay a monthly sum of N5,000 to each corps member.
The governor reportedly said the stipend was the state’s contributions to the corpers’ welfare, yet he has not fulfilled the promise.
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  1. Ta’al is working, Nasarawa is changing

  2. If FG can not pay youth corps yet she wants to increase workers take home, it is a good idea but it is a mere political campaign strategy

  3. Is Al Makura not part of this regime of shame – All Promises Cancelled (APC)? Lies, deceits and falsehood + unabashed propaganda are their hallmarks.

  4. Heartless government! After parking so much money in their bank accounts, they still owe even corp members!

  5. Some state are not giving so pack well corps member……… The whole of my stay in Gombe nothing like state alaweeeeeeee

  6. Too bad. Den wat is the need for the corps if they can’t b paid

  7. Too bad. Den wat is the need for the corps if they can’t b paid

  8. Association of present criminals at work

  9. I doubt if Rivers state know that there is anything like corps members in the state.

  10. So e don reach to.dey owe corper money….chaiiiiii


    1) Justice P. A. Mahmoud, Benue State
    2) Justice F. Ojo, Kwara State [NC]
    3] Justice I. G. Abundaga Nasarawa State
    4] Justice M. B. Idris, Niger State.
    5] Justice A. M. Talba, Adamawa State.
    6] Justices Kadi M. M. Alkali, Adamawa State.
    7] Justice A. I. Adenyangtso, Taraba State.
    8] Justice A. S. Umar, Kebbi state.
    9] Justice O. Z. Senchi, Kebbi,
    10] Justice A. M. Lamido, Sokoto state.
    11] Justice B. B. Aliyu, Zamfara state.
    12] Justice Ebowei Tobi, Delta State.
    13] Justice G.O. Kolawole, Osun State.
    14] Justices O. Itodo, Benue state.
    15] Justice M. A. Abdul Gafar, Kwara state,
    16] Justice D. D. Adeck Nasarawa state.
    17] Justice D. G. Mann, Plateau state.
    18] Justice D. G. Goji Adamawa state.
    19] Justice Kadi U. B. Umar Adamawa state.
    20] Justices Y. A. Bashir, Taraba state.
    21] Justice Z. B. Abubakar, Kebbi state,
    22] Justice I. M. Sani, Kaduna state.
    23] Justice F. L. Adamu, Kano state.
    24] Justice I. B. Ahmed Katsina state.
    25] Justice M Y Uftsha’u, Zamfara state.
    26] Justice P. O. Affen, Bayelsa state.
    27] Justice O. A. Ipaye, Osun state. – Hope For Nigeria



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    Look also at the Northern appointees, how many Christians were selected. – Hope For Nigeria.Any Igbo man or woman who dose not know that he or she does not belong to Nigeria is a foolNd some of our pple are still vomiting rubish frm their mouth,no wonder trump said we blacks lack sense nd gud reasoning , those fools that gave Buhari chieftaincy title should read this pls my people wake up biafrans people Biafra is the solution we need now God Bless Biafra

  12. Liars! It is rather screening exercise being conducted. This must be from mischief makers

  13. Na so we meet, come leave am de go ooo. Leave that state alone and move forward, they are stingy. They can’t even pay their Teachers, na you dem wan com pay?

  14. That guy is just a shameless fool, that is how he is owing workers and everyone here and there .. what a shameless governor

  15. Nizooria has expired u guys should forget about it for this is Biafra time ok

  16. Nizooria has expired u guys should forget about it for this is Biafra time ok

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