Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director General of National Youth Service Corps has said the monthly allowance of corps members is tied to the national minimum wage and any hike will depend on the new wage.
He made this known at the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja on Thursday.
Ibrahim, who gave assurance that corps members would also get a pay rise whenever there was a hike in the national minimum wage, added that “the scheme is also thinking outside the box to remain strong and relevant.”
He appealed to employers of labour to make the welfare of corps members a top priority.
He said “NYSC allowance is tied to the national minimum wage. Whenever there is an increase in minimum wage, corps members will also benefit automatically.
“The talk is ongoing, as soon as it is concluded, something will be done in that regard.
“The prospect is bright and we are thinking outside the box to see that NYSC continues to grow from strength to strength.
“Our contribution to the electoral process will continue to expand; there are various stakeholders that want to partner with us.
“I appeal to our corps employers to take care of the welfare of members; mentor them.”
The DG also urged employers not to reject corps members posted to their organisations.
He added that the scheme would device practical ways to support the Federal Government in funding the NYSC, considering the huge number of corps members mobilised every year.