Lagos - As the economic crunch bites harder, many state governments have suspended the payment of monthly allowances to members of the National Youth Service Corps.
Some states stopped paying these allowances more than a year ago. Kwara State, for instance, stopped paying corps members over two years ago.
The NYSC Public Relations Officer in the state, Oladipo Morakinyo, confirmed in Ilorin that the corps members had not received a dime from the state government for many years.
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He, however, claimed that the non-payment of the corps members’ allowances was not as a result of the state’s dwindling revenue.
Before now, the states paid corps members posted to their domains a stipend to augment the N19 800 allowance paid by the Federal Government.
Corps members in Bauchi State have resorted to organising extra-mural classes for primary and secondary school pupils to augment their allowance as the state government have stopped paying them.
- News 24