The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has increased transport and local allowances of corps members during orientation programmes.
A statement by Director Press and Publications department of the scheme, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi said 2018 Batch ‘A’ corps members have lauded the increase when the Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure visited the Ebonyi State Orientation Camp.
Corps members transport allowance has been increased from N1,500 to N1,800 while the local allowance is now N1,400 against the earlier N1,000.
While addressing the Corps Members, Kazaure added that efforts are in top gear to increase the monthly allowance of Corps Members in line with Federal Government approved minimum wage for Civil Servants.
He urged them to avoid all forms of social vices like drug addiction, armed-robbery, prostitution, fraud, among others, but live responsibly as worthy ambassadors of their families and the NYSC Scheme. He also warned the Corps Members to avoid lone movements and dangerous terrain that may expose them to danger.
The Director-General advised them to add value to themselves by acquiring a skill through the Entrepreneurship Development Programme of the NYSC Scheme.
Enugu State Coordinator, Mr Ahmed Ikaka told the Director-General that the State Government has given the approval for the connection of the Camp to National grid.
He also commended the DG for approving the construction of a borehole which has curbed the problem of water scarcity in the Camp but appealed for the release of an operational vehicle by the management.