Given the rumour of increment in the monthly allowances of serving corps members across the country by the Federal Government that made waves recently, the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Sale Zakari Kazaure, a Brigadier General, has said it is not yet realistic.
He made this known at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Issele-Uku, Delta State, while addressing the 2018 batch ‘B’ (stream II) corps members posted to Edo, Delta and Bayelsa states and are presently under going the three-week orientation course.
According to him, corps members are not different from civil servants, and added that whenever the minimum wage of civil servants is increased, increment in corps members’ allowance will automatically be effected.
The DG gave the assurance that the NYSC is in corroboration with all security agencies to guarantee the safety of corps members in their various places of primary assignments, and cautioned corps members deployed to the three states against sharp practices.
He cautioned them to maintain neutrality if they are called upon as ad-hoc workers for the 2019 general elections.
Kazaure admonished the corp members to avoid being involved in “yahoo business, 419, night parties and not to be deceived by politicians as 2019 election is coming closer.
“Any where you find yourselves, be neutral. Also be good ambassadors and be patriotic to your country. Anyone found wanting will be dealt with”, he added.
The NYSC Coordinator in Delta State, Omotade Benjamin Ayodele informed the DG that a total of 2,084 corps members were deployed to the three states for the 2018 batch ‘B’ service year.
He disclosed that the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Warri has assisted in purchasing drugs for the camp clinic and laboratory equipment, adding also that the camp management has utilised the Internal Generated Revenue, IGR, from the camp to purchase some facilities.
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