The Director General, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Major General Suleiman Kazaure, has assured that the monthly allowance of corps members will be increased as soon as minimum wage increment was sorted.
Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony of 2019 Batch A corps members in Abuja, Kazaure noted that the scheme awaited the federal government to sign minimum wage into law.
He implored the sworn in corps members to be good ambassadors of the NYSC scheme and patriotic when they are posted to their communities of primary assignments.
While declaring the orientation camp exercise open, Minister of the FCT, Alhaji Muhammad Bello, who was represented by the Director, Administration and Finance of the Ministry, Hajiya Safiya Umar, drew the attention of the Corps members to the NYSC reward system where special contributions, hard-work and excellence by corps members were recognized and honoured accordingly.
He further urged them to take part in the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurial Development (SAED) programme set up by the scheme to train corps members on various skills.