Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has approved the increase in allowance for National Youth Service corp members serving in the state.
The governor announced on Tuesday, Nov. 28 that corp members are to get additional N10,000 from January next year.
Fintiri spoke during the 2023 swearing-in ceremony of members of the Batch C Stream 2 deployment, comprising 1,340 corps members posted to the state.
He said the measure is part of the magnanimity of his administration to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal.
“My dear compatriots, congratulations on your successful graduation from your respective institutions of learning which qualified you for mobilization into this noble scheme… Grab this golden opportunity with both hands,” he added.
The Commissioner of Youths and Sports who doubles as the State Chairman NYSC Governing Board, Wali Yakubu encouraged the corps members to choose wisely from the various skill sets offered by the scheme, participate fully in all training sessions, and strive to be job creators in the end.
Meanwhile, in another news…
The Taraba State Governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas approved the payment of N50,000 medical allowance, to the National Youth Service Corps members serving in schools across the state.
The Government said it is in a bid to recruit the best quality teachers to complement the free and compulsory education policy of his administration.
State Commissioner for Information and Reorientation, Zainab Usman explained in a statement that that a N25,000 accommodation allowance per term, and a monthly support of N10,000 would be paid to NYSC members posted to schools.
The statement read; “In response to the emergency in the educational section sector, the governor has also approved a one-time payment of Fifty Thousand Naira as a medical allowance.
“Exceptional corps members who distinguish themselves while serving in schools will be offered automatic employment opportunities.
“To execute these initiatives, the Commissioner of Education has collaborated with the Commissioner of Youth and Sports to chart the way forward. The Commissioner of Youth and Sports is committed to ensuring the timely implementation of these new packages for Youth Corps members serving in our schools.
“These measures reinforced Taraba State’s unwavering commitment to enhancing access to quality education, fostering youth development, and ensuring a brighter future for our children.”