ABUJA – National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has expelled as fake news reports making the rounds via social media that serving corps individuals will be paid N31,800 as a month to month stipends following the signing of the new minimum wage into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
A Deputy Director at the NYSC headquarters Abuja, Eddy Megwa told Vanguard on Wednesday that the federal government is yet to inform the Scheme of any increases in the stipends of serving corps members.
He stressed that however, the NYSC does not pay corps members directly, the federal government will advise the Scheme regarding any increments before a stipend figure, not quite the same as the current N19,800 is made available to the general public.
He stated, “The NYSC does not pay corps members any sum of cash straightforwardly as stipends yet the federal government does.
“Until the government is prepared to implement the N30,000 minimum wage, we can’t state what corps member will receive for their service to the country.
“Disregard any figure you find making the rounds on social media. When the federal government is ready, it will inform NYSC and we will announce it to corps members through official channels.”